Linda Moss Mines presents a program at the oldest historic site in Chattanooga

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Nancy Ward Chapter Regent Linda Crawford, left, with Hamilton County Historian Linda Moss Mines. The granite marker commemorates the Tennessee Bicentennial (1796-1996), placed by DAR chapters in the Cherokee district.

Nancy Ward Chapter DAR members gathered at the Brainerd Mission Cemetery for their monthly reunion with a unique schedule. Members were seated under beautiful oak trees, some dating back 100 years. Hamilton County historian Linda Moss Mines presented historical information and exhibited artefacts on the history of the Brainerd Mission Cemetery, dating back to the early 1800s.

Brainerd Mission Cemetery holds an annual flag raising ceremony each June, attended by members of the Tennessee Society Daughters of the American Revolution from all five Chattanooga DAR chapters: Chickamauga Chapter, John Ross Chapter, Judge David Campbell Chapter, Moccasin Bend Chapter and Nancy Ward Chapter; and the John Sevier chapter (Tennessee Society Sons of the American Revolution). The public is always welcome. The four flags on display are the Flag of the United States of America, the Tennessee State Flag, the Cherokee Western Band National Flag, and the Cherokee Eastern Band Flag. Cherokee flags are donated annually by the Cherokee Nations.

The Nancy Ward Chapter welcomes prospective members who have ancestors who helped in the American Revolution. For questions regarding community service in the areas of patriotism, education, or historic preservation, contact [email protected]


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