Three Blogs

October 22, 2014
The DAR Project Patriot Committee supports our active-duty and active Reserve/National Guard military servicemembers.  At the National level, the Committee assists wounded military members and their families at military medical centers in Landstuhl, Germany; San Antonio, Texas; and Washington, D.C., through donations to the DAR Project Patriot Fund.  Since 2010, the Committee has also focused efforts on supporting military women by sending tailored care packages to those deployed or overseas.  On October 18, 2014, I was privileged to be able to participate in “Valor Run...Read More
October 20, 2014
What a finale! Friday morning, our last day in Scotland, we headed south to the Scottish Borders to visit Abbotsford, home of Sir Walter Scott, on the banks of the river Tweed.  Scott, a prolific nineteenth century author, playwright, poet, antiquarian, and collector, was also a lawyer by training and served as Clerk of Court of Session in Edinburgh and Sheriff-Depute of Selkirkshire. Best known for his literary accomplishments, Scott’s first novel, Waverley, was published in 1814 and instantly became a best seller.  Among his other popular novels were Ivanhoe and The Lady of the Lake. Have you ever wondered about the common phrases “caught red-handed”, “cold shoulder”, “blood is thicker...Read More
October 16, 2014
The privilege of DAR membership gained new meaning for me on Thursday of our trip, when President General Lynn Young afforded Curator General  Jennie May Rehnberg and me the honor of placing the NSDAR wreath to commemorate our common ancestor, Robert the Bruce, before his imposing statue outside the gates of Stirling Castle. The castle was considered the key to controlling Scotland, and it was Robert who claimed it in 1314 following his brilliant victory at the Battle of Bannockburn. It was the 700th anniversary of that decisive victory that brought us earlier in the day to a relatively new Scottish government memorial on the battlefield site, where an equally imposing equestrian statue of...Read More

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