As the Utah State Regent, I was joined by the Wasatch Range Chapter Regent Kelly Bullock and the DAR National Defense Committee State Chair Debbie Hoyt to present the DAR Distinguished Citizen Medal to Utah Attorney General Sean D. Reyes.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and its symbolic color is purple. Utah Daughters, joined by members of Children of the American Revolution, gathered to acknowledge domestic violence survivors and be a voice for its victims. Attorney General Reyes has been one of those voices for victims with his years of courageous and honorable service in protecting and rescuing hundreds of women and children from human trafficking both in Utah and worldwide. The ceremony was held in the Utah State Capitol’s Gold Room.
Attorney General Reyes graciously accepted this recognition and shared about his own experiences with his “Legacy of Love.”
Sharing “Our Legacy of Love” through service and friendship,
Utah State Regent
I’m so pleased to share that our State Society and the Wasatch Range Chapter hosted a fantastic 100th Birthday Party for Colonel Gail Halvorsen, the WWII Berlin Candy Bomber, on Saturday, October 10th, 2020.
A drive-by parade was held complete with decorated classic cars and a police escort. Bagpipers, military personnel, DAR members, CAR members, his family, and the community honored and celebrated this great man.
Colonel Halvorsen was presented Quilt of Valor by Wasatch Range Chapter Regent Kelly Schaeffer-Bullock. The quilt is a “tangible reminder that there are hundreds of millions of women and men throughout this land and throughout the world, who are forever in your debt,” Mrs. Schaeffer-Bullock said.
We are so honored to have been able to celebrate one of Utah’s very own heroes!
In DAR service and friendship,
Kathryn Asay Jenson