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Carter children attend national convention

John Thompson • May 15, 2018 at 9:59 PM

ELIZABETHTON — Three children from Carter County were among the five children from Tennessee who served as voting delegates at the National Convention of the Children of the American Revolution, held just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View in Virginia from April 20-22.

Ivan and John Cohen and Gideon Daniels of the Fort Watauga Society represented Carter County at the convention. The other delegates from Tennessee were Grace and Lucy White of the President Polk-President Jackson Society. 

Tennessee senior members in attendance were Suzanne White, senior state first vice president, Melodie Daniels, senior state committee chairman and senior society president for Fort Watauga, and Josh Daniels, senior leader.

Ivan and John Cohen served as 18th century fifer and drummer with the C.A.R. Color Guard. They dressed in period clothing to represent the Overmountain Men who fought at the Battle of Kings Mountain.

I“It was a great honor for me to represent my patriot grandfathers who fought at Kings Mountain,” Ivan said. “I was so glad that National President Erin Moore invited us to play 18th century military field music. We opened the day with the song “Welcome Here Again.”

The Tennessee State Society was recognized for most new members during the 2017-2018 year. The Fort Watauga Society, located in Elizabethton, received an honorable mention award for the National Assistant Registrar's Contest.

The Children of the American Revolution is the oldest patriotic youth organization in the United States. Membership is open to anyone who is under the age of 22 and a lineal descendant of a person who rendered aid to the cause of the American Revolution.

For further information, contact C.A.R. National Headquarters, 1776 D Street NW, Room 224 Washington DC 20006-5303, email hq@nscar.org or visit www.nscar.org

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