Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Flag Day Celebration

Our local Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) chapter recently hosted a flag day celebration with the other chapters in our area.  It was a fun and festive day.

Our chapter is over one hundred years old and we love to proudly display 'Miss Tiffany's Flag' whenever we get the chance!  This flag was a gift to our chapter in 1934 and has traveled many places, including our own state conference.  I am the official keeper for the next two years, as I'll be serving as chapter regent.  (Wish me luck!!)

Here are some pictures of our decorations.
Each table was decorated with a red and white gingham topper made by one of our members.  Aren't they festive?!  White place mats, dark blue napkins, the day's agenda printed on patriotic paper and a vintage flag favor competed the place settings.  Each table had a potted floral arrangement which also served as a door prize.  Patriotic mints were available on each table.
Our chapter registrar stands ready to greet our guests.

We served a salad luncheon featuring chicken salad on dollar rolls.  Several of our members brought their own salads such as pasta, fruit, potato, vegetable and jello.  We had a very nice variety.
Several ladies 'planning strategy.'

There was a lot of behind-the-scenes work that went on.  Our ladies really worked well together and the event was a success due to their efforts!!
Doesn't the dessert table look festive?!  We served cheesecake adorned with strawberries, whipped cream and shortbread cookies.
Our guest speaker was our state senator.  
She brought us up to date on her life, how she entered politics (she is a retired educator) and some of the legislation she has helped sponsor.  One bill, in particular, will require high school students to pass the same civics test immigrants are required to pass to become American citizens.
I hope you were able to take a few moments this week to honor our American flag and give thanks for the blessings of living in our USA!

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Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

What a nice event for Flag Day! Looks like it was a great turnout. All the food an desserts look delicious! How exciting to have a State Senator visit. They did a nice job of decorating and setting up the tables!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Looks like such a fun party - wish I could have a piece of that yummy looking dessert!!

Creations By Cindy said...

I am so GLAD to see you!!!!! Love your party! It looks not only Patriotic but fun and yummy. Oh yes...I love our Flag...Old Glory still stands. Love the plants on the tables as centerpieces too. What a cute idea to tie it all together. Good to see you today my friend. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Laura said...

These kinds of ladies' events are my favorite.
Pretty decorations, ladies visiting, and wonderful homemade food.

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Lori @ Dining Delight said...

I'm Canadian but still love to see what Americans do for their holidays and your celebration of Flag Day looks wonderful! I especially like seeing multiple tables decorated the same and those gingham toppers on the tables are terrific. The food makes my mouth water! Great job!

Stacey said...

How neat! I love our American flag so much and to see any occasion that honors it warms my heart. Thanks so much for sharing this at Thoughts of Home on Thursday.

Pat Cantwell said...

Lady of the Manor,
I was blown away by your simplistic, yet gorgeous, decorated tables, dear one!
I adore that the dessert was uniform in nature.
Many times when attending functions such as these, the dessert table is overwhelming!
Love, LOVE, L O V E your choice of "Guest Speaker" for your event!
Thank you for sharing and inspiring!
Pat said...

What a great event! It looks like everyone was enjoying it and it all looks perfectly decorated!

Snap said...

Marvelous event for Flag Day. Wonderful decorations and the food looks delicious.

Art and Sand said...

What a beautiful Flag Day celebration.

Thanks for sharing with SYC.

The Charm of Home said...

This is beautiful! What a great day for Flag Day! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!