Natchitoches Rotary Club President presented Rotarian Dr. Randy Webb a “Service Above Self” plaque in recognition of his 18 years of service to Northwestern State University, the community, and the Natchitoches Rotary Club.
Truman Maynard introduced the Natchitoches Rotary Club to the Sons of the American Revolution, a non-profit organization of the male descendents of the war for independence, which seeks to expand the meaning of patriotism, respect for national symbols, perpetuate the ideal of independence, and promote our history, education and value of American citizenship. He went on to connect his family history to the recent best seller George Washington’s Secret Six which is an incredible story of six spies who helped win the American Revolution. His presentation explained the critical role that the Secret Six played in the victory at Trenton which enabled Gen. Washington to successfully continue his campaign for independence. He also, cited the new TV series Turn for a historic perspective on the period. For more information about the local chapter of Sons of the American Revolution contact Truman at firstname.lastname@example.org .
The Natchitoches Rotary Program for April Fool’s Day was no joke, but a real surprise when Interpretive Park Ranger, Michael Mumaugh arrived dressed in period costume as a Confederate soldier and read a letter written by one of the participants of the Battle of Mansfield to his wife. Representing the Interpretive Center at the Mansfield State Historic Site, Michael provided an historic overview of the most important Civil War battle west of the Mississippi as well as the exhibits, dioramas, and audio-visual presentations at the Center. Continue reading Park Ranger Michael Mumaugh