Three Blogs

November 10, 2014
On behalf of The United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration, we are grateful for the President General’s invitation to share with you some thoughts about planning for your activities and events for the coming years for our Vietnam veterans and their families.  As Veterans Day approaches, it seemed appropriate to send you information about the Commemoration and the role of our DAR state societies and chapters as commemorative partners and some ideas.   Vietnam War Commemoration Overview Congress passed legislation authorizing the Secretary of Defense to establish The United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration with the primary...Read More
November 6, 2014
We left Vienna on October 26, 2014 and flew to Frankfurt where Palatinate Chapter Regent Cary Costa and Associate Member Ransom Schwerzler were patiently waiting for our delayed flight.  Speeding along on the Autobahn, we arrived in Landstuhl about 1 hour, 15 minutes later.  We enjoyed seeing the many vineyards, farms, beautiful scenery and fall colors of the southwest Germany region.  DAR Project Patriot Chair Jennifer Minus met us at the Schlosshotel in Landstuhl where we quickly changed for dinner at Burg Lichtenberg Castle, built around 1200.  We enjoyed a delicious dinner and...Read More
November 5, 2014
On October 23, 2014 we flew from Rome to Vienna, Austria.  After checking into our hotel, we were greeted by Fay Ann Gauster who escorted us by streetcar to the Huth restaurant for dinner with the Blue Danube Chapter, Ada Miller, Regent. Fay Ann explained that the area in which we were staying is along The Ring, site of the Roman wall which existed in medieval times.  Remnants of the wall were removed in the mid-19th century and the wide boulevard was created. This was my first trip to Vienna and it reminded me of Paris.  The city is very clean and the buildings are elegant. Friday morning we walked with Cecilia Dames and Carlotta Rokita to the Hofburg Palace to see the Lipizzaner stallions...Read More

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