Edmund Rogers Chapter
Glasgow, Kentucky

National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

Welcome!

VIETNAM WAR COMMEMORATION

Saturday May 19, 2018 11:00 am

South Central Kentucky Cultural Center

200 West Water Street, Glasgow, Kentucky 42141

The Edmund Rogers Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution and the South Central Kentucky Cultural Center will host a Vietnam War Commemoration event, as authorized by the United States Department of Defense, to thank and honor veterans and their families with service during the Vietnam era.

The Vietnam Veteran Lapel Pin will be presented, on behalf of a grateful nation, to each living veteran who served at any time on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces, regardless of location, during the period of November 1, 1955 to May 15, 1975.

Special recognition to four other categories of veterans and their families will be given through the Certificate of Honor Program:

1. Former, Living American Military POW from the Vietnam War as listed by The Department of Defense. If the former POW is deceased, the lapel pin may be presented to the surviving spouse.

2. Unaccounted For American military personnel listed as missing and unaccounted for from the Vietnam War by the Department of Defense. The lapel pin and certificate is presented to either a spouse, child, parent, or sibling of the veteran.

3. In Memory Of a veteran who is listed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. This lapel pin and certificate are presented to an immediate family member (spouse, child, parent, or sibling) of the veteran.

4. Deceased Vietnam Veteran's Surviving Spouse at the time of death of the veteran. The veteran must have served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces at any time during the period from November 1, 1955 to May 15, 1975, regardless of location.

The lapel pins and certificates for categories 1 through 3 above are individually reviewed and issued by the Department of Defense. If eligible in these categories and wish to participate in this event, please contact us as soon as possible to assure your correct pin will be received in time from Washington, D.C. One pin and certificate per veteran can be presented.

Deadline Date: April 1, 2018

To participate in this event, please contact either:

South Central Kentucky Cultural Center 270-651-9792

Edmund Rogers Chapter, NSDAR Joan 270-428-3601 or Maude 270-678-4179

Please give your Name, Branch of Service, Rank, Dates & Location of Active Service.

The Vietnam War Commemoration lapel pins and certificates are provided by the United States Department of Defense through organizations who were approved as Commemorative Partners. Presentation of the pins and certificates is to be a dignified, public event in the Partners' community. The Edmund Rogers Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is a Commemorative Partner in Glasgow, Kentucky. This event is being co-hosted by the South Central Kentucky Cultural Center, Glasgow, Kentucky.

National Society Daughters of American Revolution Motto:
"God, Home & Country"

The Edmund Rogers Chapter was organized by Mrs. Grace Hughes White (Mrs. J. R.). Our chapter was named for Edmund Pendleton Rogers, a Patriot.

Edmund Pendleton Rogers was born 5 May 1762 in Caroline County, Virginia, the son of George and Frances Pollard Rogers. He was just a teenager when he served his country in the Revolutionary War. Near the end of the war, he replaced his father George as a dispatch carrier for General George Washington. Following the signing of the peace treaty, of 1783, Edmund immigrated to Kentucky to carry out a mission assigned by Governor Patrick Henry of Virginia. He was carrying a deed signed by Patrick Henry, describing two law office military warrants granting him certain tracts or parcels of land. He first settled with Captain Robert Craddock. Edmund traveled by way of Harrodsburg and Danville where he lived with Captain Craddock for about six years. Then he moved on to the town of Edmonton, which at the time was in Barren County, in the year 1800. When he was 46 years old he married Mary Shirley on 27 January 1809 in Edmonton, Kentucky. They had eight children: Frances Underwood, Mary Shirley, Ann Brown, Henrietta Swearingen, Ellen Elizabeth, Edmonia Thomas, Mildred Lavinia and John Thomas.

Edmund is said to have been a handsome man, attired in knee breeches, silver buckles at the knee and on his shoes. Franklin Gorin's book tells us Edmund was one of several men of his time who wore a queue...long hair, fastened at the collar line in back. His wife Mary died in about 1836. About five years later Edmund broke up housekeeping and moved with his single daughters to his son John Thomas Rogers. He died there on the 28th day of August 1843, at the age of 81 years. He was buried next to his wife on his own farm near Edmonton.

Chapter Officers, 2016-2017

Regent

Karen Baldwin-Carroll
Vice Regent
Sharon Clouse
Second Vice Regent
Frances Bastien
Chaplain
Recording Secretary
June Jackson
Treasurer
Deana Snow
Corresponding Secretary
Judy Hafling
Registrar
Frenchie Belcher
Historian
Katie Braun
Librarian
Dr. Carolyn McKinley

Edmund Rogers Chapter

Glasgow, Barren County, Kentucky, USA

Mailing Address:

P. O. Box 112
Smiths Grove, KY 42171

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