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Jonathan Jennings, Daughters of 1812
CORYDON – The Jon-athan Jennings Chapter, United States Daughters of 1812, held its February meeting in Corydon with Carol Seales, president, presiding, using the national society ritual.
Seales opened the meeting for business. Evelyn Jackson, chaplain, announc-ed Gwendolyn Moberg’s death, a Jonathan Jennings daughter. Registrar Donna Mason reported a gain of membership for the Indiana Society. Current membership is 64, with more membership applications pending. Edith Key, historian, read a short Robert H. Brooks biographical sketch to commemorate Black History Month.
Lena Joyal, correct use of the flag chairwoman, presented a program titled, “The United States of America Flag; Its Use and Proper Display.” She used the Flag Code (Public Law 94-344) and stressed parts of section 4: (c) The flag should never be carried flat or horizontally, but always aloft and free. (d) The flag should never be used as wearing apparel, bedding or grapery (i) The flag should never be used for advertising purposes in any manner whatsoever (j) No part of the flag should ever be used as a costume or athletic uniform. However, a flag patch may be affixed to the uniform of military personnel, firemen, policemen and members of patriotic organizations. The flag represents a living country and is itself considered a living thing. Therefore, the lapel flag pin being a replica should be worn on the left lapel near the heart. (k) The flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.
The Jonathan Jennings Daughters continue to collect canceled stamps to be used for therapy projects and make blankets for veterans in hospitals.
The chapter welcomes membership inquiries. For more information, call (270) 927-8994, 547-3746 or (812) 738-6921.