DAR Honors Service Of Doris Allen Dunn

Written by Susan Hall Shine, Regent
And Rena Lou Alford

On May 10, 1893 the South Carolina State Society of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was formed one hundred twenty-five years ago.
On May 10, 2018 at 3:00 p.m., the Regent of the Rebecca Pickens Chapter of Dillon, South Carolina, Susan Hall Shine participated in a statewide event to honor, Honorary State Regents who demonstrated the willingness to sacrifice themselves for the greater good.

In honor of the service of Doris Allen Dunn who was State Regent from 1985-1988, a moment of silence, a reading of her service, and laying of a white carnation, tied with blue ribbons, was conducted by Regent Shine at Magnolia Cemetery in Latta, South Carolina, where Mrs. Dunn was interred.

During her tenure, Mrs. Dunn was instrumental in developing a history of Tamassee School and the History of the South Carolina Daughter of the American Revolution Volume IV, 1976-1988 Condensed Highlights for the Centennial of the NCDAR. Doris Dunn stated that serving as State Regent was a distinct honor, a high privilege, and a great pleasure.

Mrs. Dunn was from Marion, South Carolina, where she taught school for many years.
I, Susan Hall Shine, Regent of the Rebecca Pickens Chapter, Dillon, SC, never once dreamed that the SC State Regent, whom our chapter was chosen to honor, would be my 6th grade teacher.
Mrs. Doris Dunn taught the 6th grade at Easterling Elementary in Marion, SC in 1963.
I contacted my best friend from school and we shared memories of Mrs. Dunn.

Fortunately for us, she became our teacher. She exemplified the teacher, all parents wanted for their children.
Mrs. Dunn made history and literature leap off the pages, and come alive to her students. An appreciation for learning grew.
Mrs. Dunn shaped the lives of many children through the years. I feel so privileged to have been able to honor my 6th grade teacher and a most gracious and wonderful SC State Regent.

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