By NewsLine Staff

Along with three other women, Duval County School Board member Lori Hershey was officially welcomed as a new member of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) at its monthly induction ceremony. The event, held in historic Avondale at the Blue Fish Restaurant and Oyster Bar, marked a significant milestone in Hershey’s journey to honor her patriotic lineage and contribute to the preservation of American history. 

DAR is a lineage-based organization dedicated to promoting education, patriotism and historic preservation. Membership is open to all women, 18 years and older, who can trace their ancestry back to individuals who contributed to securing American independence during the Revolutionary War. Hershey’s induction into DAR is a testament to her commitment to honoring her family’s heritage and the sacrifices made by her ancestors for the cause of freedom.

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During the ceremony, which included an oath of membership, Hershey was presented with her certificate, a rose, and a DAR pin symbolizing her membership in this prestigious organization. She was warmly welcomed by sister DAR members, who celebrated her dedication to preserving our nation’s rich history and promoting the values of patriotism and civic duty.

Photo courtesy Michelle Rowe
Lori Hershey with Betty Reed, Honorary Regent of Jacksonville Chapter DAR.

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