Two National Awards for Amelia Island DAR

Daughters of the American Revolution
Amelia Island Chapter
Contact: Lynn Leisy, Regent
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July 13, 2018 1:00 p.m.

Two members of the Amelia Island Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution have been awarded national honors in the American Heritage Arts and Literature competition.

Anita Lay

Anita Lay placed third for her play, “With Morgan at Cowpens.” The one-act play features a grandfather who reminisces about the Battle of Cowpens, which took place on January 17, 1781, and pitted American Brigadier General Dan Morgan against the infamous British Lieutenant Colonel Sir Banestre Tarleton.

Theresa Emery

Theresa Emery also placed third in the Music/Vocal category with her song, “He’ll Come Home Safely to Me,” which recounts a young woman’s thoughts as she stitches a piece of embroidery detailing her wish that she and her loved one live happily after his safe return.

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 almost 200 members of the Amelia Island Chapter contribute approximately 5,000 volunteer hours and $4,000 in scholarships and awards in Nassau County each year.

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