The Ten O'clock News

Newsletter of the Ten O'clock Line Chapter, NSDAR

June, 2015

Regent's Message

Once again, our unpredictable Indiana weather proved to be just that...unpredictable! With storms forecasted for the area, we erred on the side of caution and met at the library in lieu of taking a patriot grave tour in May. Thank you to Janice Bolinger for providing a wonderful program at the last minute. Her collection of DAR Wedgwood plates are so beautiful!

We had some very productive discussion about programs for next year. I think our upcoming meetings will have something for everyone to enjoy! I'm looking forward to sharing the great times with all of you!

During the past couple of meetings, I've shared with attendees the proper way to fold a flag and also the ceremonial meanings of each fold. Some of you requested that I distribute that information. I've included both below in the "Proper Flag Folding" and "Flag Folding Ceremony" sections.

Continental Congress is rapidly approaching. I will send a special edition newsletter to wrap up the events and share photos from this exciting week of activities. I hope you will all have the chance to attend congress at least once during your membership. It is worthwhile and a great opportunity to learn even more about our organization. It's especially wonderful to tour the period rooms and visit the DAR library.

I look forward to seeing you at our June meeting!

Many Blessings,


Our Amazing Daughters

State Conference Notes

Indiana DAR held its 114th annual state conference May 15 - 17. Once again, the Ten O'clock Line chapter received many awards -- which proves what we already knew --- the Ten O'clock Line daughters are amazing! We received the following chapter and individual awards:

  • State Librarian Award for 2 book credits to the DAR Library
  • The "A+ Club" award to the chapter for generosity and support to the Indiana A+ Club for the DAR Schools
  • The "A+ Club" award to Pamela Richmond for generosity and support to the Indiana A+ Club for the DAR Schools
  • Chapter Yearbook/Program Committee award for Outstanding Yearbook
  • Top 20 Public Relations and Media for Internal PR - Newsletter
  • Top 10 Public Relations and Media for Social Media - Web, Facebook, Email
  • Junior Membership Committee Certificate of Appreciation for supporting conference Pages
  • Junior Membership Committee Certificate of Appreciation to Stephanie Resler for serving as a state conference page
  • Certificates of Achievement to Donna Mason and Stephanie Resler for personally assisting new member Sarah Wells
  • Certificates of Achievement to Angela Payne and Janice Bolinger for personally assisting new member Vickie Clark
  • Certificate of Achievement to Janice Bolinger for personally assisting new member Anita Baran
  • Certificate of Achievement to Janice Enk for personally assisting new member Vickie Stephany

Helping our Homeless Veterans

According to the HVAF wish list, they are in need of bath towels, washcloths, umbrellas, and ponchos. Please try to bring one (or more) of these items to the June meeting. As always, your cash gift will also be accepted.

Thank you again for your support of our veterans!

Special Committees Thank Yous!

Thank you to Pam Richmond and Angie Payne for serving our chapter on the audit committee. Your willingness to help is greatly appreciated!

Our upcoming year's programs will be planned by our Program Committee: Janice Bolinger, Angie Payne, and Janice Enk. Thank you ladies!

Patriots' Corner

Malachi Cooper

Malachi Cooper was born March 4, 1762 in North Carolina to David and Elizabeth (nee Wilder) Cooper.

Some sources note that he enlisted in the Revolutionary War at the age of 14, serving for six years under General Nathanial Green, and fighting at the battle of Guilford County Court House. The DAR genealogical records show that he rendered material aid to the cause.

He married Anna Wilkinson in 1785 and moved to Kentucky in 1795. Malachi and Anna were the parents of 12 children.

Malachi Cooper died in Rush County, Indiana on February 14, 1845.

Malachi Cooper's Ten O'clock Line descendant is Rosie King Seay.

June 6, 1944

The Normandy landings (codenamed Operation Neptune) were the landing operations on 6 June 1944 (termed D-Day) of the Allied invasion of Normandy in Operation Overlord during World War II. The largest seaborne invasion in history, the operation began the invasion of German-occupied western Europe, led to the liberation of France from Nazi control, and contributed to an Allied victory in the war.

Casualties for the Allied forces are estimated at 10,000.

Proper Flag Folding

Step 1

To properly fold the Flag, begin by holding it waist-high with another person so that its surface is parallel to the ground.

Step 2

Fold the lower half of the stripe section lengthwise over the field of stars, holding the bottom and top edges securely.

Step 3

Fold the flag again lengthwise with the blue field on the outside.

Step 4

Make a triangular fold by bringing the striped corner of the folded edge to meet the open (top) edge of the flag.

Step 5

Turn the outer (end) point inward, parallel to the open edge, to form a second triangle.

Step 6

The triangular folding is continued until the entire length of the flag is folded in this manner.

Step 7

When the flag is completely folded, only a triangular blue field of stars should be visible.

Flag Folding Ceremoney

The flag folding ceremony described by the Uniformed Services is a dramatic and uplifting way to honor the flag on special days, like Memorial Day or Veterans Day, and is sometimes used at retirement ceremonies.

The flag folding ceremony represents the same religious principles on which our country was originally founded. The portion of the flag denoting honor is the canton of blue containing the stars representing the states our veterans served in uniform. The canton field of blue dresses from left to right and is inverted when draped as a pall on a casket of a veteran who has served our country in uniform.

In the Armed Forces of the United States, at the ceremony of retreat the flag is lowered, folded in a triangle fold and kept under watch throughout the night as a tribute to our nation's honored dead. The next morning it is brought out and, at the ceremony of reveille, run aloft as a symbol of our belief in the resurrection of the body.

  • The first fold of our flag is a symbol of life.

  • The second fold is a symbol of our belief in the eternal life.

  • The third fold is made in honor and remembrance of the veteran departing our ranks who gave a portion of life for the defense of our country to attain a peace throughout the world.

  • The fourth fold represents our weaker nature, for as American citizens trusting in God, it is to Him we turn in times of peace as well as in times of war for His divine guidance.

  • The fifth fold is a tribute to our country, for in the words of Stephen Decatur, "Our country, in dealing with other countries, may she always be right; but it is still our country, right or wrong."

  • The sixth fold is for where our hearts lie. It is with our heart that we pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

  • The seventh fold is a tribute to our Armed Forces, for it is through the Armed Forces that we protect our country and our flag against all her enemies, whether they be found within or without the boundaries of our republic.

  • The eighth fold is a tribute to the one who entered in to the valley of the shadow of death, that we might see the light of day, and to honor mother, for whom it flies on mother's day.

  • The ninth fold is a tribute to womanhood; for it has been through their faith, love, loyalty and devotion that the character of the men and women who have made this country great have been molded.

  • The tenth fold is a tribute to father, for he, too, has given his sons and daughters for the defense of our country since they were first born.

  • The eleventh fold, in the eyes of a Hebrew citizen, represents the lower portion of the seal of King David and King Solomon, and glorifies, in their eyes, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

  • The twelfth fold, in the eyes of a Christian citizen, represents an emblem of eternity and glorifies, in their eyes, God the Father, the Son, and Holy Ghost.

When the flag is completely folded, the stars are uppermost, reminding us of our national motto, "In God we Trust."

After the flag is completely folded and tucked in, it takes on the appearance of a cocked hat, ever reminding us of the soldiers who served under General George Washington and the sailors and marines who served under Captain John Paul Jones who were followed by their comrades and shipmates in the Armed Forces of the United States, preserving for us the rights, privileges, and freedoms we enjoy today.

Committee Spotlight

DAR Project Patriot

The DAR Project Patriot Committee is the official Daughters of the American Revolution committee that supports America’s service personnel in current conflicts abroad.

At the national level, DAR support is focused on two groups: women serving in the military and the wounded military personnel at three locations: the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Landstuhl, Germany, Wounded Transition Brigade in Bethesda, Bethesda, Maryland, and Wounded Warrior and Family Support Center in San Antonio, Texas. In addition, phone cards are provided to chaplains in Afghanistan and at Camp Atterbury, Indiana, a 1A Mobilization Training Center for deploying troops. (source: DAR members' site)

Upcoming Events

June Chapter Meeting

Tuesday, June 9th, 6pm

900 Indianapolis Road

Mooresville, IN

This meeting will be held in room #113. This room is located on the WEST side of the building.

Program: "A Visit to Amish Land" ~ Janice Enk

Hostesses: Donna King and Rosie Seay

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

D-Day Remembrance

Saturday, June 6th, 12am

This is an online event.

Please take a moment to remember our veterans that served during the D-Day invasions June 6, 1944.

Flag Day

Sunday, June 14th, 12am

This is an online event.

Continental Congress

Wednesday, June 24th, 9am to Sunday, June 28th, 12pm

1776 D Street Northwest

Washington, DC

DAR National site:

Indiana DAR site:

Ten O'clock Line page:

Morgan County History & Genealogy page:

"A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken." ~James Dent

"Spring being a tough act to follow, God created June." ~ Al Bernstein

"In June as many as a dozen species may burst their buds on a single day. No man can heed all of these anniversaries; no man can ignore all of them." ~Aldo Leopold