The Princeton-Illinois Chapter has included Uncle Sam in many of our events. Much like Flat Stanley (1964 children's book written by Jeff Brown), Uncle Sam has traveled to many places.
We hope you enjoy his adventures as much as we did.
Uncle Sam, along with his luggage, arrives at Princeton-Illinois Chapter.
Chapter Regent Sharon Bittner introduces Uncle Sam to chapter members.
Uncle Sam helps chapter member Bonnie Schutt calls bingo at the LaSalle Veterans Home.
Uncle Sam celebrates the chapter's memorial marking of Revolutionary War soldier, Aaron Sturges, at Mt. Bloom Cemetery, Tiskilwa.
At the chapter's memorial marking of Aaron's daughter, Lydia Sturges, at Mt. Bloom Cemetery, Tiskilwa
Uncle Sam visited with Chapter Regent Sharon Bittner and Illinois State Regent Candace Fryburger when she visited the Princeton Chapter.
Uncle Sam adorns the veterans' marker at Princeton's Veterans Park and remembers Veterans Day.
Regent Sharon Bittner and Uncle Sam visit the LaSalle Veterans' Home during Wreaths Across America ceremonies.
During wreath placement for the Wreaths Across America event at Forest Lawn Memory Garden Cemetery, LaSalle, Uncle Sam takes a brief rest.
Uncle Sam sits atop a patriotic throw at the February chapter meeting.
Uncle Sam and Regent Sharon Bittner enjoy a row of historic flags displayed in the meeting room at State Conference in Springfield.
Uncle Sam rests before touring the 830-flag display of U.S. flags dedicated to specific Henry veterans along the bike/walking path at Stoner Park. Chapter members helped with the display.
Uncle Sam sits atop a cannon at Princeton's Oakland Cemetery, following Memorial Day ceremonies shared by Chapter members and VFW,
American Legion, AmVets, and Auxiliary members.
Regent Sharon Bittner bids a fond farewell to Uncle Sam as he moves to C.A.R. state chairman, Cyndi Valencia.
Uncle Sam is reunited with the Princeton-Illinois Chapter, sitting at a desk and learning about the U.S. Constitution.
District II Director, Darlene Schoepski, visits the Chapter and holds aloft Uncle Sam and a tin topped with the picure of the Rosalie Mansion in Natchez, Mississippi, visited by both the Director and Regent Sharon Bittner on the October DAR History Tour.
Regent Sharon Bittner and Uncle Sam gift the children's librarian at the Princeton Library with a book, entitled “The Town That Fooled the British,” a factual story during the War of 1812.
Uncle Sam poses with the same book featured at our January meeting plus a lantern similar to those in the book.
During Easter card signing for veterans at the LaSalle Veterans Home, Uncle Sam sits next to a thank-you poster for the staff.
At the registration table, Sam greets members and guests attending our Youth Luncheon, honoring DAR Good Citizens and American History essay contest winners.
Uncle Sam poses happily with the twenty new larger chapter-owned flags to be carried for Memorial Day and Veterans Day ceremonies.
Enthusiastically waving his flag, Uncle Sam shows off the chapter-created page basket, “Bushel of Bakin' Beauties,” created for State Conference.
Sam relaxes next to the State Conference sign before beginning his busy schedule.
Sam is ready to be tucked in for a deserved rest after a long day at State Conference.
Bidding a fond farewell to our little friend are the attendees at the May chapter meeting.
Sam helps honor our veterans with wreaths and participation at five ceremonies, this one at the WW II Memorial at Elm Lawn Cemetery, Princeton.
The carved Vietnam War tribute is attended by Sam at the ceremonies at Princeton's Soldiers and Sailors Park, Memorial Day.
Uncle Sam sits among the head table decorations at Mini-Tour in Princeton in June while Regent Sharon Bittner waves good-bye. Sam is now enjoying adventures with an Illini Chapter member.