MOUNT CARMEL CHAPTER DAR, NOVEMBER 14, 2017, MEETING.
The meeting was EDUCATIONAL/HISTORICAL/PATRIOTIC was
Covered by three Program presenters.
Tom Ford Veteran of the United States Army’s 3rd Infantry Regiment, nicknamed
“The Old Guard” offers soldiers one of the service’s most special assignments. The Regiment
founded in 1784, serves as the Army Honor Guard, its tasked with escorting the president,
standing watch over Tomb of Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery, providing military
funeral escorts even protecting Washington, D.C. in times of emergency. Soldiers must meet a
number of criteria in order to join the Army’s Honor Guard. Due to fact 3rd Infantry Regiment has
such a visible and high profile as the Army’s Honor Gard. A soldier must meet appearance and
fitness standard. Males must be between 5’10” inches and 6’4” and Females between 5’8” and 6’2” . The members of the Honor Guard have weight regulation and must score at least 230 out of 300 on Army Physical Fitness and have free range of motion. Education basic educational requirements high school diploma or equivalent. And score 31 on Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery’s Armed Forces Qualification Test arithmetic reasoning, math knowledge and verbal composite score and 110 on general technical . the 3rd Infantry Regiment has critical security task of escorting the president of the United states. All that join the Army Honor Guard must have clean criminal record no civil convictions no convictions under the Uniform Military Code of Justice and free of any drug or alcohol-related incidents. The amount of information give in Tom’s presentation covered Historical, Patriotic and was Educational to all attending.
The program given by DAR members R. Ann Case Hering and Marilou Barlett Hering. Also presented Educational, Historical and Patriotic program was covered. The beautiful Quilts shown were about History in design and pattern. Some were made for family members Ann made one in Honor of her husbands service to United States of America
Repenting Patriotic. Marilou beautiful Quilts were also a work of Art one was a beautiful nine block.
Thanks to Ann and Marilou for the Historical and Patriotic Quilts they are works of Art that they shared with member Of Mount Carmel Chapter DAR.