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Geyer signs proclamation for Daughters of American Revolution

April 19, 2011

Mayor Sally Geyer, left, signs a proclamation honoring the 90th anniversary of the chartering of the Penn-Elk Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution while City Manager Dave Greene, right, looks on. Photo by Becky Polaski

St. Marys Mayor Sally Geyer signed a proclamation on Monday evening honoring the Penn-Elk Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, which will be celebrating the 90th anniversary of its chartering.
As she read the proclamation, Geyer stated that the Penn-Elk Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution was organized on April 17, 1920 and chartered on April 17, 1921.
The objective of the group is to "perpetuate the memory and spirit of the men and women who achieved American independence, to engage in all forms of historical preservation, to promote education and encourage patriotism in all citizens, and to be of service to veterans and veteran patients," according to the proclamation.
Additionally, Geyer remarked that the proclamation states: "The Penn-Elk Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution strives to carry out the injunction of General Washington in his farewell address to the American people, to promote as an object of primary importance institutions for general diffusion of knowledge, thus developing an enlightened public opinion and affording to young and old all advantages as shall develop in them in the largest capacity for performing the duties of American citizens."
Geyer noted that the group will hold its anniversary celebration on April 30.

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