The Arkansas Society United States Daughters of 1812 (U.S.D. 1812) recently sent a delegation of five to the 127th Associate Council at Washington, D.C.

The three day event is held annually to conduct business of the National Society as well as giving recognition to those states and chapters who excelled in the purposes and goals of the society, according to a news release.

Kay Brakefield Tatum presented the Arkansas State Society report. On behalf of the society, she accepted 25 awards acknowledging the exceptional work of Arkansas for Veterans, historical preservation and literacy.

Mary Ellen Laursen of Hot Springs Village served as a Page for the second year and received an award for her service to veterans. A memorial service was held for deceased members Margaret McGrew of Hot Springs and Dorothy Wilks of Stuttgart.

“Founded in 1892 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., the National Society United States Daughters of 1812 is a non-profit, non-political, women’s service organization for descendants of patriots who aided the American cause during the War of 1812,” according to the release. “Two buildings comprise the headquarters. One of those is the Memorial Library which is the only collection in Washington, D.C., focused from the end of the American Revolution through the ratification of the Treaty of Ghent in 1815.”

Details: Kay Tatum at