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Daughters of American Revolution preserve history, foster patriotism

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  • Linda Wingstrom of Lisle is a member of the Perrin-Wheaton Daughters of the American Revolution chapter. The chapter had dedicated the boulder (in honor of early members) at Wheaton Community High School in 1932. The chapter worked with the school district to move it in April 2010 to Wheaton Warrenville South High School, where it was rededicated, along with an elm tree, on Arbor Day, April 30, 2010.

    Linda Wingstrom of Lisle is a member of the Perrin-Wheaton Daughters of the American Revolution chapter. The chapter had dedicated the boulder (in honor of early members) at Wheaton Community High School in 1932. The chapter worked with the school district to move it in April 2010 to Wheaton Warrenville South High School, where it was rededicated, along with an elm tree, on Arbor Day, April 30, 2010.
    Courtesy of Linda Wingstrom

 
 

Women were not allowed to engage in politics or enlist in the military during the American Revolution, but that didn't stop them -- then or now -- from being an integral part of history. Today, os a cornerstone of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Our Joan Broz looks at a local chapter's efforts.

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