The Linn chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will welcome Louie White as its guest speaker this month for a special program on Albany’s community involvement and post veteran involvement in World War I.
The meeting will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, at Brookdale Grand Prairie, 1929 Grand Prairie Road SE, Albany. The public is welcome.
The National Society DAR is commemorating the 100th anniversary of World War I in 2018 with events across the nation this year.
White has been researching the local area's involvement during World War I, Armistice Day and the founding of the American Legion Post 10. White’s research includes reading through archived Albany Democrat Herald newspapers, scrapbooks, sources from the Albany Regional Museum, and minutes from American Legion Post 10.
White is a Vietnam veteran who has resided in Lebanon most of his life. He has been recognized by many local organizations for his contributions to veterans and local history.
Founded in 1914, Linn Chapter DAR was very active during WWI supporting U.S. soldiers and other nations. Fundraisers and other supportive drives also assisted nurses overseas and orphans. The chapter continues to support the community and country by preserving history, supporting educational opportunities and promoting patriotic citizenship.
Linn Chapter DAR meets the third Tuesday of each month. For more information, call 541-981-2862, or visit the chapter website at www.linnchapterdar.weebly.com.