Dorthy Day Receives Molly Pitcher Medal
Dorothy M Day, was recently surprised, 10/15/2016, to receive the Molly Pitcher Medal at the Florida Sons of the American Revolution banquet at Embassy Suites in Orlando, Florida. The Medal is Silver in color and depicts a likeness of Molly Pitcher. This was presented by State President, Ray Wess and State Color Guard Commander, Charlie Day, in recognition of her support and dedication to the Color Guard of the National Society. The President General, J. Michael Tomme was also present to congratulate her. PG Tomme takes particular interest in this award as he is also a previous National Color Guard Commander. Dorothy is a member of the local Withlacoochee Chapter Auxiliary, SAR. To earn this award a woman is said to “support” the SAR Color Guard by participating in SAR Color Guard events wearing Revolutionary-era attire or helping with refreshments for SAR Guardsmen or other tangible support. A woman must also accrue (300) points by participating in qualifying events over a three year period. Three of the events Dorothy participated in this past year, were the “Action at Machias” (first Naval Battle) Machias Maine, the “Last Naval Battle of the Revolutionary War” at Merritt Island, FL, and the “Battle of Tom’s Creek near Jacksonville, FL. Dorothy’s husband, Charlie Day is Color Guard Commander of the Florida Society Liberty Brigade. They regularly attend events together.