On Memorial Day, Monday, May 30th, 2023, Effie Atkinson (representing the DAR), Paula Eachus (representing High County Republican Women), and the Veterans Council of Haywood County gathered the Veterans of Haywood County to celebrate this Memorial Day's "3pm National Moment of Silence Observance" on the physical site of the pedestals for the Charters of Freedom in Canton, NC.
After nine years of negotiations between Foundation Forward, the Haywood County County Commissioners, and towns of Haywood County, we are thrilled to see the foundations poured for the easily accessible, outdoor permanent display of our Founding documents! This display is being erected between the handsome WWII monument in Canton and the Canton Area Historical Museum.
The veterans were delighted to visit the Charters of Freedom construction site. We all brought flags and enjoyed visiting and speaking to a member of the Canton Area Historical Museum.
We are honored to be part of this great community effort and to watch the Charters of Freedom being built.
We look forward to celebrating future national holidays among the documents that made our country great. Canton is building back strong on the durable tenets represented in these documents. Congratulations to the town of Canton and Haywood County.
58th Convention, 18th Biennial Convention
REMINDER: MAY 26th is NATIONAL POPPY DAY
to commemorate those soldiers fallen in battle.
Please wear a Red Poppy on your left lapel!
A small, but important and relevant tidbit of information in the tidal wave of information to be learned at a state convention of the North Carolina Federation of Republican Women.(Your full membership in HCRW gives you access to these conventions and websites.)
Besides learning about other clubs’ activities from around the entire state of North Carolina, we also learn from the NCFRW board the legislative focus of the club on family issue: abortion no longer allowed after 12 weeks instead of 20 weeks; the need to keep the pressure on our legislators to save Title IX to keep biological women competing against biological women in women’s sports and School Choice. We are also advocating for Photo IDs to vote. We were asked to support Tricia Cotham who is being heavily attacked by the Democrats and keep our legislators in prayer as the governor called out the names of the legislators who voted on the abortion bill which isn’t ever done.
Our speakers were NC Treasurer, Dale Folwell and A.P. Dillon from the North State Journal. NC Treasurer Folwell gave a glowing report of the financial status of our state. He is doing a great job. Economically we are in excellent shape.
A.P. Dillon gave a chilling report of the number of child molestations and exploitation in our schools by school staff members. She cited the statistic that 1 in 10 children are molested or exploited by a school staff member. She said the state needs to hire more help in prosecuting these matters. NC has only 1 paralegal sorting through the reports. She cited several bills in legislation now we need to support like HB 142: Protect our Students Act to increase penalties on certain sex offenses.