Union County Freeholder Chair Bette Jane Kowalski presents a resolution to Mary Leonard, President of the Crane’s Ford Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, past President Barbara Krause and chapter member Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi congratulating the chapter on its 75th anniversary.
The Daughters of the American Revolution is a volunteer women’s service organization. Membership is open to any women 18 years and older who can prove lineal bloodline descent from an ancestor who aided in achieving American independence.
The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution was formed in 1896 by an Act of Congress to promote historic preservation, education and patriotism.
The Crane’s Ford Chapter was chartered by the National Society on March 7, 1944 in Cranford, NJ. The Chapter took its name from a ford in the Rahway River where light horseman stood guard while General Washington’s army encamped at Morristown.
(Photo by Jim Lowney/County of Union)