DAR donates to students’ Civil War project at Mount Albion

Staff Reports Posted 20 May 2016 at 12:00 am

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ALBION – Orleans Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Regent Patrice Birner presents Albion Middle School seventh grade Service Learning students and History Club officers Annalise Steier and Mason Day with a check for $250 for costs related to their Civil War project honoring soldiers from Orleans County.

“We are proud to support the Albion Middle School seventh grade Service Learning project with a donation of $250,” Birner said, “as the students’ work exemplifies the organization’s objectives of preserving history, furthering education and promoting patriotism through volunteer service.”

The students will culminate the year’s work with a dedication ceremony on Thursday, May 26, at Mount Albion Cemetery at 10 a.m. at the Civil War section (west gate). Community members, veterans and parents are welcome.

The donated funds from the DAR will go toward the purchase of a bronze plaque mounted on Medina Sandstone, a granite planter urn (pictured), and a Sugar Maple tree.