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Friday, December 8, 2017


It is with heavy heart that I pass on the news of the passing of Bonnie Becmer today. Services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, December 15, 2017 at Our Lady Star of the Sea, 1100 8th Ave. North Myrtle beach, SC.

Cards may be sent to Raymond at 235 Rice Mill Circle, Sunset Beach, NC 28468

Keep Bonnie's family in your thoughts and prayers as they deal with this loss.

Pat Gooding
Presisdent
Lord Craven Colonial Dames Chapter









Bonnie Becmer was a prior President of the Lord Craven Colonial Dames Chapter. Gwen Causey was presenting her with the gavel to be used during her term of office.


Bonnie Becmer, past President of the Lord Craven Chapter Colonial Dames received the Past President's Pin for her service as chapter president presented by the next President, Carol Weiss at the September 28th meeting.
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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Order a Wreath for Wreaths Across America by Phone - Last Day to Order a Wreath is December 1st

Wreaths Across America Code is NC0008P and Wilmington National Cemetery (code is NCWNCE).
Call 877-385-9504
Press #5
Order a wreath. Be sure to give our code and the name of our chapter. They will send you an e-mail confirmation that your wreath has been ordered. What could be easier.

Let's put a wreath on every grave this year.
There are 5,600  Veterans buried at Wilmington National Cemetery.
As of November 28th 4,100 wreaths have been purchased. Let's pick up the phone and order a wreath either in memory of someone who has died or in honor of someone special in your life.We need 1500 more wreaths. The Deadline is December 1st. We can do it. Spread the word.


Friday, November 3, 2017

Be Sure to Attend the November 18th Lord Craven Meeting


The Lord Craven Chapter of Colonial Dames will hold their November 18, 2017 meeting at The Carolina BBQ on 1602 S College Road in Wilmington, NC at 11:30. The guest speaker will be announced later.  The deadline to order wreaths for fallen soldiers at Wilmington National Cemetery is November 17-21st. If you can bring a check to the meeting you could make it out to Wreaths Across America. If you prefer to do it on line click on the tab at the top of the page and follow the directions. You can order a wreath on line until November 27th. There are over 5,000 graves at the cemetery. It was be a first this year if we could put a wreath on every grave. The wreaths are $15.00.  


 "This year, when you place a Wreath on a Veterans Grave, you will know it is not just a wreath. It's your personal gift to an American hero, and you will swell with pride, and have a tear in your eye knowing you've done something special for our Veterans and their families. God bless out Veterans and God bless America."
Fran Carlsen, Chair Wreaths Across America

Contact Phyllis Wilson if you are having difficulty accessing the website or problems ordering a wreath. You can also make out a check to Wreaths Across America and give it to either Fran or Phyllis at the November meeting.
Fran Carlsen darfran@earthlink.net


Sunday, September 17, 2017

Take a field trip to Bladen County where you will visit the home of General Thomas Brown




          
This is the Bladen County home of General Thomas Brown. A few members are shown in the photo.












The Lord Craven Chapter of Colonial Dames met on Saturday, September 16 at 11:00am to visit the home of General Thomas Brown, an American Revolution Patriot and Hero. It was built over two hundred years ago on the bank of the Cape Fear River. A member of the Carver's Creek Methodist Church, the site of the beginning of the Methodism in Bladen County was a tour guide for those who attended. Linda Rivenbark provided the lunch that was served that day. She brought fried chicken, potato and broccoli salads, biscuits and cakes. This was a real southern meal. Thank you Pat Tucker for the great photos.




















Friday, September 15, 2017

Today is National POW/MIA Day

On this day, the third Friday in September, we observe National POW/MIA day to honor those who were prisoners of war and those who are still missing in action. According to the U.S. Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, there are currently 82,468 personnel missing from past conflicts, with the great majority (73,077) missing from WWII.  Perhaps if we are so fortunate as to enjoy a happy hour today, we can say a prayer for those Americans who remain unaccounted for, "you are not forgotten".

Monday, September 4, 2017

The next Lord Craven Colonial Dames meeting will be held on Saturday, September 16 at 11:00am



The next Lord Craven Colonial Dames meeting will be held on Saturday, September 16 at 11:00am. Details are below.
Hope everyone can make it to the meeting.  Should be fun!

Pat Gooding
President

Come enjoy something special in Bladen County--- Take a field trip to Bladen County where you will visit the home of General Thomas Brown, an American Revolution Patriot and Hero.  It was built over 200 hundred years ago on the bank of the Cape Fear River.  As you travel down Hwy. 87, you will pass Carver's Creek Methodist Church, the site of the beginning of Methodism in Bladen County. Arrangements are in the works for a church member to be on site to give a brief history.
Have you ever ridden on an honest to goodness 2-vehicle ferry? Just a mile down the road, you can do just that.

A lunch will be provided at a cost of $12.00 per person.
If you have guests who may be interested in attending the meeting, please feel free to invite them. Husbands may even enjoy the trip!
With questions or to RSVP, please call 910-234-0979 or 910-647-0572.

If using your GPS,  the address is 120 Bermuda Dr.  Council, NC
Directions--
Take Hwy. 87 W. approx. 30 miles to Ellwell Ferry Rd.  Turn right at Oakland Plantation sign.  Plantation is on left.


Monday, August 21, 2017

Wreaths Across America

Please look to the right side of the blog and click on The Wreaths Across America Tab. There is information provided to order a wreath that will be placed on one of 5,000 graves this December 16th at Wilmington National Cemetery.