November 17 NKY Story Time will feature a discussion of the research, planning involved in tribute ceremonies



On October 30, 2021, a small crowd gathered at the Hopeful Lutheran Cemetery in Florence to honor late Private John Swindle. A tribute was read, a marker was dedicated, and a salvo was fired.

But something was missing – John Swindle.

John Swindle fired (Photo by BCM)

Private John Swindle, who died in Boone County, Ky., In 1839, served in the Culpeper County, Va., Militia during the War of Independence. He is one of many soldiers whose remains are missing and whose graves are unmarked, who were honored by the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) with a ceremony of remembrance and centuries after their deaths.

Robin Bennett, Director of the Fifth District and Chairman of the Kentucky Society DAR Historical Preservation Committee, will discuss the genealogical research and planning that goes into these groundbreaking ceremonies during the NKY Virtual History Hour at the Behringer Museum -Crawford 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 17.

Registration to participate in the free event is available online.

Robin Bennett (Photo by BCM)

Information on how to log into the session will be sent after registration. The event will also be broadcast live on the BCM’s Facebook page.

Bennett is a member of the Boone County Archives Commission and a former local history associate at the Boone County Public Library. She has also been a member of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution since 2013 and is a member of the National Society of the United States Daughters of 1812. She is the recipient of the 2021 Kentucky Society DAR Outstanding Volunteer Genealogist Award.

Besides genealogical research, Bennett is passionate about historical preservation. She organized and planned dedication ceremonies for six Revolutionary War veterans who lived and died in Boone County, Kentucky.

NKY History Hour takes place every other Wednesday evening. Sessions are currently free to the public, but may become a benefit reserved for BCM members in the future. To support NKY History Hour and access many other entertaining and engaging programs for free, join BCM today.

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