Three Blogs

July 27, 2015
On October 11, 2015, the 125th anniversary of the founding of DAR, chapters from coast to coast are encouraged to participate in special service projects within their local communities, as we unite to demonstrate the combined impact of our DAR mission. The National DAR Day of Service will be a chance to join together in a nationwide effort to illustrate our National Society’s collective commitment to America on the day of our founding. Planning a service activity for the National DAR Day of Service is easy to do! Identify a worthy project that will engage your members in a hands-on,...Read More
July 24, 2015
Between 1912-1915, Daughters from Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee and Kentucky placed 50 historical markers across 400 miles from North Carolina to Kentucky, marking the trail of Daniel Boone from 1769.  Leading the effort was Mrs. Lindsay Patterson (Lucy) of Winston-Salem, NC.  It is remarkable that with just a few years of research, Mrs. Patterson and others were able to document the trail of America’s Frontiersman, almost 100 years since his death. I first became familiar with Mrs. Patterson’s efforts through Randell Jones’ books, “In the Footsteps of Daniel Boone” and “Trailing Daniel Boone.” The first...Read More
July 22, 2015
During Celebrate America Night at Continental Congress last month, Mrs. Young gave a presentation about an exciting new initiative and DAR committee, Patriot Records Project. Today I want to tell you a little bit more about the project and encourage you to get involved in the committee by volunteering to help. The purpose of this project is to save precious information from a collection of extant Revolutionary War era records.  Oftentimes patriots have never been recognized because the record of their service is located amidst an obscure collection of loose, scattered and...Read More

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