The Bosque River Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas (DRT) will meet at 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 10 at the First Presbyterian Church of Stephenville.
Charlene Lietz Moser will present the program, “Interwoven-Sallie Reynolds Matthews.” Matthews grew up near Fort Davis and Fort Griffin and wrote a memoir of her frontier experiences in the years just before and after the Civil War.
The roll call will be answered by giving the name of a frontier fort or ranch in Texas.
During the business meeting, the nominating committee will present their nominations for officers for the 2009-10 year and elections will be held. Change will be collected and donated to the Alamo in honor of Texas History month.
Several honor days will be recognized, including Texas Independence Day, March 2; Alamo Heroes Day, March 6; Goliad Heroes Day, March 27; and San Jacinto Day, April 21.
The Goliad heroes have a tendency to be forgotten. After the fall of the Alamo on March 6, 1836, General Santa Anna attacked Colonel James W. Fannin’s men at Goliad. They were forced to surrender and were promised fair treatment but Santa Anna ordered the execution of all 320 Texians. “Remember Goliad” became one of the battle cries at San Jacinto.
A woman may become a member of DRT by proving direct descent from a person who honorably served the Republic of Texas before February 1846.
Members of the Bosque River Chapter live in Erath, Bosque, Comanche, Somervell, Hamilton and Johnson counties.
For more information contact Judith D’Amico at (254) 898-0535.