DAR luncheon honors Wounded Warriors

RANCHO SANTA FE — Two chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution held a joint meeting at Fairbanks Ranch Country Club on Nov. 5. The De Anza Chapter and the Rancho Buena Vista Chapter honored more than 30 military servicemen and servicewomen, representing the Army, Navy and Marines who have made sacrifices for our country.
More than 100 people gathered for the luncheon, which included distinguished guests California DAR State Regent Lenora Branca, State Vice Regent Karon Jarrard and Honorary State Regents Lola Lawson and Anne Lampman. After the luncheon, many of the wounded warriors stood and shared their experiences and feelings for those having served our country. “It’s always a very moving experience,” said Joanne Murphy, Regent of the local De Anza chapter. “These are incredible young men and women. We’re honored to have them with us.”
There was also an exhibition of artwork by Fallbrook sculptor Jim Helms. Using material from the Rice Canyon Fire of 2007, Helms sculpted a piece entitled “Wounded Warrior.”
“The piece expressed courage, strength and the rebirth of a soldier in contemporary form,” DAR member Jill Scott said. The Wounded Warrior sculpture served as a theme for the two chapters, thanking the men and women for their service.
The Daughters of the American Revolution are dedicated to continuing the tradition of promoting patriotism, education and historic preservation.

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