Members of the Major James Kerr Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Kerrville, met June 14 for their annual Flag Day luncheon. The event took place at Rails: A Cafe at the Depot.

The Hill Country Honor Guard presented the colors to open the program. Arnold Rathke, Honor Guard commander, explained the significance of the thirteen folds of the American flag as the other guards showed the procedure.

The speaker for the luncheon, Candy Martin, from the DAR’s Green Mountain Boys Chapter, San Antonio, gave an informative talk about the American flag.

Cecil Atkission, local business owner and honored guest, was awarded a special Flag Certificate signed by the National Chairwoman of The Flag of the United States Committee and also signed by the President General of NSDAR. Atkisson proudly flies a giant flag at his place of business, Cecil Atkisson Motors, located at the corner of Texas Highway 16 and Interstate 10.

The Daughters of the American Revolution is a patriotic, historical and educational organization made up of members who can trace their ancestry through genealogy back to involvement in the American Revolutionary War. For further information, contact kerrvilletexasdar@gmail.com.

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