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Hobkirk Hill DAR chapter commemorates Vietnam War 50th anniversary
Four Kershaw County veterans were presented quilts honoring their service by Susan Morris of Quilts of Valor during the November meeting of the Hobkirk Hill Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution. Two of the veterans are also Hobkirk Hill DAR chapter members. Shown from left are Hobkirk Hill chapter member Joann Upchurch, Hobkirk Hill chapter member Inis Gibbes, Hobkirk Chapter Regent Ponza Vaughn, Don McLeod, and Noel Morris. - photo by Richard Bell
The Hobkirk Hill Chapter, National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution was recently recognized by the United States of America Department of Defense as a partner in the Vietnam War 50th Anniversary Commemoration. The chapter received a certificate, issued by the Department of Defense, signed by Ash Carter, Secretary of Defense, and J.L. Danford, Jr., Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and a proclamation signed by President Barack Obama. The certificate reads: "This award is in recognition of your willingness to assist and support a grateful Nation, in thanking and honoring our Vietnam War Veterans, their families, and those who served with, or in support of, the Armed Forces."