Lisa Stephens, Regent of the Benjamin Mills Chapter NSDAR presented recently presented former Greenville resident Mary Melissa Watson-Walker with a 60 year DAR pin.
Regent Stephens offered the following remarks:
We rarely have the honor to present pins over the 50 year mark-let alone 60 year mark. Melissa has a long family history with our chapter. Her grandmother, Evelyn Hubbard Watson, was actually a charter member back in 1913 and was the very first organizing Registrar and later served as the Regent.
Several years later, Melissa’s mother, Pauline Logsden Watson, served 3 different terms as chapter regent. As you can see, the women in Melissa’s family have left a long and rich legacy of community service and patriotic work that has continued throughout our modern day Daughters of the American Revolution and the Benjamin Mills Chapter Members.
We are truly grateful and honored such strong and loyal women paved the way before us-our chapter is 106 years old- it’s genuinely an honor to be part of the DAR.