Dressed as Martha and George Washington, Mary Lois and Corley Senyard -- members of Louisiana's East Baton Rouge Parish Republican Women -- take their American Flag Presentation and Constitutional Fireside Chat to audiences of all ages.
East Baton Rouge Parish Republican Women
Residents of St. James Place Assisted Living recently received visitors from days gone by, but their message is as current today as it was in the day in which they lived.
Martha and George Washington, better known as Mary Lois and Corley Senyard, are members and representatives of East Baton Rouge Parish Republican Women (EBRPRW). As part of the club’s American Heritage Project, Martha and George take their American Flag Presentation and Constitutional Fireside Chat to audiences of all ages.
The American Flag Presentation can be as basic as teaching kindergarteners the meaning of the phrases of the Pledge of Allegiance and the symbolism of the American Flag to displaying and explaining to adults the history behind all the flags that have flown over America since its settlement.
In the format of a fireside chat, the couple explains the history leading up to our founders’ writing the U.S. Constitution. The conversation also explains the Preamble and the seven Articles.
This Fireside Chat has been presented in middle and upper schools where copies of the Constitution are donated and distributed to the students by EBRPRW members. In addition to upper schools receiving this benefit, the Fireside Chat has been presented around Baton Rouge to various retirement communities and civic organizations.
At the presentations in 2014, EBRPRW members distributed application forms for absentee voting to the residents of retirement homes.
The presentations have been extensively researched and written by the Senyards, who are not only history buffs but also great patriots. It is their desire, as well as that of EBRPRW, to inform the public of our great American heritage set forth by our forefathers and to instill a sense of pride and patriotism for our great nation. Martha and George are available to present their program to interested groups.
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