WAKE FOREST — The General James Moore Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution held its monthly meeting Jan. 20 at the Wake Forest Historical Museum.
The guest speaker was Joseph Dittmar of Chapel Hill, who shared his experiences as a 9/11 survivor.
Dittmar is in the insurance business and was attending a meeting on the 105th floor of 2 World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, as he had done many times before.
He was one of only seven survivors of the 54 insurance executives that were at the meeting. As he shared the events from that day, every member was forever affected by hearing his presentation.
He tells his story as a matter of healing for the ordeal he experienced and also to encourage people to “always remember and never forget” those who were heroes of that event and for the 3,000 people that lost their lives during that terrorist attack.
Dittmar does not charge for giving his presentation , but if a group wishes to provide an honorarium, he asks that the donation be made to the Chatham County 9/11 First Responder Memorial Foundation , P. O. Box 328, Pittsboro, NC 27312.
A memorial is being built using a donated beam from the World Trade Center as the focal point and as a reminder that we should never forget. If an organization is interested in having him speak, he can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reports were given by officers and chairmen and Regent Carolyn Coordes announced that thank you notes had been received from the children at Tamassee DAR School for the $250 of gift cards the chapter donated to them for Christmas.
She also announced that the chapter had donated the necessary amount to the State Regent’s Project to have their name placed on a plaque in the classroom at Tamassee in honor of Rolfe Teague, a past National officer from North Carolina.
Before the close of the meeting members were awarded anniversary certificates from the National Society for various years of service to the organization.