The meeting was opened by President, Joanne Sharpe leading the UDC Opening Ritual. Chaplain Elect Joanne Caldwell led attendees in pledges, salutes and songs.
Special guests, NC Division President, Pat Gasson and District IV Secretary, Tanya Hall were introduced along with members from UDC chapters from across the state.
Dr. Douglas Butler, a Road Scholar with the North Carolina Humanities Council, presented the program, After Appomattox: North Carolina Civil War Monuments. His talked was based on five years he spent traveling North Carolina photographing the state’s 109 post-war monuments and documenting their history.
3rd Vice President, Michele Miller presented Spring of 1866 the President’s Special History Project Vignette; and Pam Hanzaker, Recorder of Military Service Awards Elect, paid tribute to our active military and veterans.