Project Description

Land of Lakes Chapter

National Society United States Daughters of 1812

Leesburg, Florida

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Welcome to the Land of Lakes Chapter
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National Society United States Daughters of 1
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About Our Chapter

Land of Lakes Chapter, Leesburg, organized in 2003, serves the National Society and the community.

The chapter holds traditional meetings four times a year at Leesburg Public Library, that include U.S.D. of 1812 Rituals, a Flag Minute, U.S.D. of 1812 Minute and a National Defense Report observed at each meeting.  Newsletters are published each meeting day to keep members informed.

Through programs, the chapter educates members on our country’s second War for Independence and promotes patriotism.  Programs included “The War Ends: The Battle of New Orleans;” “Winfield Scott – Old Fuss and Feathers;” “Star Spangled Banner Day;” and “The Great New England Vampire Epidemic 1794-1892.”

Ongoing projects include presenting JROTC awards to honor school-selected students enrolled in the program at two Lake County high schools, as well as participating in community events.

Our fundraiser “Pig in a Poke” provides telephone gift cards through USO.  We also support veterans by collecting plastic lids for Hero Dogs.

We mail books to the American Merchant Marine Library Association and support our local library through cash donations.

For those interested in membership, please contact the Chapter President through the email link on her name.

Private Thomas Robertson marker

First pioneer in Leesburg, 1843.

Our Second Anniversary was celebrated by placing a marker at Bourlay Historic Park commemorating Pvt. Thomas Robertson, War of 1812 soldier and first settler in our area.

Descendants of Pvt. Thomas Robertson in above photo:
Jacky Hester, Zeb Teeter, Erlaine Hester, Keith Hester

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