DAR celebrates history and Girl Scouts

Susan EspirituWest Knoxville

Guest speaker Linda Moss Mines and Girl Scout Abby Moazen created an unforgettable afternoon at the annual DAR luncheon in honor of George Washington’ s birthday held on February 17.

Linda Moss Mines with Janet Harwood, a member of Samuel Frazier Chapter, dressed in a period costume

Linda Moss Mines, who performs multiple patriotic service roles, is vice-chair of the executive board of the National Medal of Honor Heritage Center, secretary of the Chattanooga Area Veterans Council and a trustee of the Sgt. York Patriotic Foundation Board to name just a few.

In a surprise ceremony on Veterans Day 2023, Gov. Bill Lee commissioned Mines as an Honorary Colonel, Tennessee National Guard, in recognition of her commitment to serving Tennessee’s veterans and keeping the stories of our state and its veterans alive.

Girl Scout Abby Moazen sold more than 250 boxes of cookies to the 120 guests in attendance including boxes donated for distribution to veterans and first responders in the Knox County area, as a DAR Service in Seconds project.

The luncheon was held at The Foundry at World’ s Fair Park and hosted by the Knox County Council of Regents, representing the five DAR Chapters in Knox County.

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