Dixie Chapter 1679 has an enthusiastic group of ladies who grasp for education about the War Between the States while honoring and preserving the history of their ancestors. Chapter members support America’s veterans. Honor Flight is a wonderful program where WWII veterans travel to see their memorial in Washington, DC, and members support that effort.
Dixie Chapter is very involved in Patriotic Activities. Mary Ellen’s Place is a safe domicile for women veterans. Colonel Sallie Carroll (Ret.) from Mary Ellen’s Place has joined Dixie Chapter. She held the highest award in sharpshooting for women. On January 25, 2014, Sallie was honored with the Vietnam Cross of Military Service at the Chapter’s meeting.
The Chapter participated in the Missing in America Project, where unclaimed remains of American veterans are identified and interred. Dixie Chapter placed a wreath at the National Memorial Cemetery in Phoenix on Memorial Day and the Arizona State Capitol on Pearl Harbor Day. The Chapter sends kids to camp who lost a parent in service.
Dixie Chapter supports homeless citizens at the Justa Center, getting them back on their feet. The Chapter contributes food to shelters monthly though “Daughter Can You Spare a Can.”
Arizona UDC has a monument at the state capitol in Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza. It is the only lineage monument in this plaza. This monument is in need of repair and is a project Dixie Chapter will pursue so it will remain at the Arizona State Capitol. Dixie Chapter is very proud to fulfill the objectives of the organization.