RHHS senior joins Rock Wall Chapter DAR

Regent Peggy Atterberry with Leah Hart, Rockwall-Heath High School senior.

(ROCKWALL-May 10, 2013) The Rock Wall Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution recently inducted Rockwall-Heath High School Senior, Leah Hart, as a new member of the chapter. Hart, who will graduate in June, plans to attend the University of Arkansas and major in Public Relations. She was inducted by Marilyn Nanney, chapter chaplain.

Parliamentarian Fraya Fisk introduced the program speaker, Homer D. (Toogie) Pierce and his daughter Linda Pierce of Royse City. The Pierces spoke on the topic of WWII veterans being honored in Washington, D.C. and the “Honor Flight.”

What is Honor Flight?

Honor Flight™ is a network of volunteers established for the express purpose of getting as many WWII Veterans as possible to Washington, DC to view the World War II Memorial. Honor Flight™ was originally set up in 2004 by Earl Morse, a physician’s assistant from Ohio. Honor Flight™ DFW (HFDFW) was established in September 2008 to bring this wonderful effort to the Dallas/Ft Worth/North Texas area. To date, Honor Flight DFW has flown 303 WWII veterans to Washington, DC.

Regent Peggy Atterberry and Homer D Toogie Pierce, WWII veteran.

The all-expense paid, overnight trip to Washington, DC includes visits to WWII, Korean, Vietnam, Marine (Iwo Jima), Navy and Air Force Memorials and Arlington Cemetery. In addition to visiting the memorials, HFDFW has had the rare opportunity to visit Walter Reed Hospital, where the veterans meet with the wounded warriors and military staff.

The Daughters of the American Revolution is a nonprofit, nonpolitical women’s volunteer service organization dedicated to promoting historic preservation, education and patriotism.

For more info, contact Regent Peggy Atterberry, 972-771-5067.

Submitted by Joy Greenwalt, DAR.

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