DAR seeks county stories from WWII era

From Staff Reports
Posted 2/4/20

The Captain John McAdams Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution are reaching out to residents of Madison County to collect stories about the area during World War II.

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DAR seeks county stories from WWII era

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The Captain John McAdams Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution are reaching out to residents of Madison County to collect stories about the area during World War II.

The chapter is hoping to collect stories of the impact of the war on the county’s residents for publication and preservation, according to a press release from the group.

“It may be a written memory of your family’s reaction to learning of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor or a celebration of the ending of World War II,” the DAR said in the release. “Many parents and grandparents have perhaps told stories to you about this time in their lives.”

The group seeks stories not necessarily about combat, though those are not excluded, but seeks anecdotes about the impact on the county from 1941-1945.

Boxes will be installed in the lobbies of all local banks, the Madison County Museum, Madison County Library, Madison County Courthouse (outside the Veterans Service Office) and in Walker’s Café to submit the written stories. The group asks that submissions include a complete name and phone number. Stories can be submitted in longhand or printed versions. Deadline for submissions is July 31.

“This is a historical project preservation project that must be completed before any more history is lost forever,” the DAR said. “Historical preservation is an important undertaking.

“Please communicate with the oder generation for information, you may be surprised at the information they have.”

For more information on the local effort, chapter member Patsy Strawther can be reached at 936-348-5866.

The Daughters of the American Revolution is a lineage-based membership service organization for women who are directly descended from a person involved in the United States' efforts towards independence that promote historic preservation, education, and patriotism.

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