Maine Museum in honoring Veterans and Military
Fort GreeneVille DAR...
Fort GreeneVille Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution was
represented at the General Henry Knox Museum, Saturday May 26,
2012, in Thomaston, Maine, by Mary Kay Felton, who gave the
Gettysburg Address during the Museum’s opening ceremonies for “Boots on
Maine State Senator, Chris Rector, gave the keynote address, “Community
The Museum organized the “Boots on the Ground” event to honor veterans,
military personnel, and their families. Five Hundred local
veterans were invited to the museum for free tours of Montpelier, home
of Revolutionary War General and first U.S. Secretary of War, Henry
Knox. The event was also open to the general public.
Fish chowder, hot dogs, hamburgers, strawberry shortcake, and lemonade
were provided free to all in attendance. Music, family activities and
face painting rounded out the day before closing ceremonies with a
The DAR is proud to have had the opportunity to participate in this
community event and appreciates the General Henry Knox Museum’s
contribution to patriotism and historic preservation, two of the
primary goals of today’s DAR. Ms. Felton is a Member of Ohio’s
Fort GreeneVille Chapter DAR, an Associate Member of Maine’s Lady Knox
Chapter DAR, a Correspondent Docent for National Society Daughters of
the American Revolution, and a Docent for Montpelier at the General
Henry Knox Museum.