Saturday with the Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War

Saturday weather began with snow, turning ice and then, rain, but it did not deter members of the Emma A. Chester Chapter of Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War from attending my program held at Bistro 83, North Ridgeville.

Thank you, Connie B. for inviting me to speak to your chapter. Last year, she invited me to speak to her chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution, so I truly appreciate her support of my work.

Speaking to groups such as this, is a learning experience for me as well, as members often have fascinating information to share. I learned, for example, that Emma A. Chester, who their chapter is named for, was a nurse attending Union soldiers during the Civil War. There are local, state and national chapters, and each is named for a nurse who attended Civil War soldiers. A fitting way to recognize and honor these women who witnessed war's horrors and brought comfort to the suffering.

Thank you, members who attended. And I would also like to shout out a thank you to the manager/bartender, Jeff who helped me set up the projection of my slide show presentation.

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