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Amelia Island DAR taps two as “Woman in American History”

Daughters of the American Revolution
Amelia Island Chapter
Submitted by Cara Curtin
April 6, 2021

 

Standing from left to right are Carol Elefterion, Regent of the Amelia Island Chapter; Helen Perry, 2021 Woman in American History; Project Chairman Linda Davis; and Julia Reynolds Nolan, accepting the award for her mother, Constance Young Reynolds.

The Amelia Island Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution has tapped two women as its 2021 “Woman in American History.”

Ms Perry is a veteran U.S. Army registered nurse and served in Iraq and Afghanistan. After completing her military obligation, she stayed in Iraq to supervise a civilian trauma stabilization team in Mosul. Her next stop was Bangladesh, where she and her team served 500 people in seven days. Her most recent humanitarian service was in Mexico, tending to the medical needs of those waiting for entry into the U.S. Today, she serves on the trauma team of one of Jacksonville’s medical centers.

Constance Young Reynolds was a WASP during World War II and ferried a variety of military aircraft to and from repair facilities, including several primary training aircraft, as well as the BT-13, AT-6 (Texan) and the twin engine AT-17.

The DAR Women in American History is awarded during Women’s History Month to honor women who have made or are making an outstanding contribution to their communities.

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution is the largest women’s service organization in the world and contributes over one million volunteer hours a year. The 200 members of the Amelia Island Chapter contribute 5,000 volunteer hours and $5,000 in scholarships and awards in Nassau County each year. Go to www.ameliaislandnsdar.org for more information about the chapter or www.dar.org to learn about the national society.

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