Arkansas State Society United States Daughters of 1812 (U.S.D. 1812) recently presented the Arkansas Traveler Certificate to Mary Raye Kiser Casper of New York.


Casper, the president national of U.S.D. 1812, represented the society at the 105th Arkansas State Council at the Pine Bluff Country Club, according to a news release.


“This certificate expresses the state’s special recognition to out-of-state visitors who have contributed to the progress, enjoyment or well-being of the State of Arkansas or to her people,” according to the release. “In 1941, the Arkansas General Assembly created the Arkansas Traveler Certificate to honor out-of-state visitors, the first presentation going to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.”


Michael R. Dobbs, the Central Arkansas Veterans Health System Voluntary Services chief, was unable to attend the event, however he sent a Challenge Coin to Casper in appreciation to U.S.D. 1812 for the support of veterans.


Sheila Beatty, U.S.D. Veterans and VAVS national chairwoman, presented the President National with an honorary VAVS Representative pin for championing the society’s involvement with veterans. One of Casper’s projects as President National is promoting patriotism.