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Celebrating 50 Years of Service!

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The Twentieth Star DAR Chapter was organized in Hattiesburg, MS by Mrs. George C. Chancellor. When Mississippi, the 20th state, was admitted to the Union in 1817, the flag with the arrangement of 20 stars in the form of a star was designed and used in 1818-1819. It was called the Great Star Flag, and is the chapter namesake.

Our chapter is a diverse group of women from all ages and background who are committed together in pursuit of our founders’ vision of promoting American history, securing America’s future through better education, and promoting patriotism at the Local, State, and National level. Our chapter has proudly served our community for fifty years.

DAR provides the opportunity to honor and preserve the legacy of patriot ancestors while contributing to important service projects. It is an opportunity to make life-long friends, gain leadership experience, and to be involved in meaningful programs that provide something for everyone. We hope you will contact us about membership opportunities.

The Twentieth Star Flag, historically preserved for Mississippi’s Bicentennial Celebration, is pictured here on display at the Hattiesburg Public Library with Mississippi’s first constitution from 1817. The flag has traveled the state on display throughout 2017. Pictured with the flag are Twentieth Star chapter members Hattie Phalen, Jutta White, Regent, and Patty Turner while attending the program put on by the Mississippi Department of Archives.

 

 

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