BROKEN BOW—Two Custer County students were recognized for their outstanding citizenship and were welcomed to the General George A. Custer chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) meeting on Tuesday afternoon at the Broken Bow Campus of Mid-Plains Community College.
Chaplain Olive Nielsen began the presentation saying the DAR is a women’s service organization which is “dedicated to promoting historic preservation, education, and patriotism,” as also stated on the DAR website, with more than 1 million members.
Callaway Public Schools senior Jessie Sallach and her mother Kim were present on Tuesday to receive a pin and certificate in recognition of Jessie’s involvement in her community.
Arnold Public Schools senior Grant Jones was also recognized and was presented his DAR pin by Arnold Guidance Counselor Ashley Nansel.
During Tuesday’s meeting Jones read part of his essay explaining the importance of being an engaged American citizen.
“We need you to vote–it is one of the important duties you have. We need Americans willing to stand up for what they believe is right for our country. Every vote matters, the reason being is we have the ability to vote and not using it is not participating in freedom,” Jones read from his essay.
Jones also discussed how to energize America’s youth and how to fully engage as effective citizens and why it is important in everyday life.
Congratulations to Jessie Sallach and Grant Jones!