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June 28, 2015
National Defense Night was a truly moving ceremony. Our speakers gave such thoughtful and meaning remarks and each of our award winners were more than worthy of their awards. National Defense Night is always my favorite as I am humbled to stand in our beautiful auditorium singing the National Anthem with thousands of other patriots. Lt. Gen. Michelle D. Johnson was a fantastic keynote speaker and I am so thrilled to have her and Diane Carlson Evans confirmed as DAR members in July. If you are interested in purchasing the wonderful Unsung Heroes film, visit the...Read More
June 27, 2015
I hope everyone enjoyed themselves at last evening’s Celebrate America Night! We had some technical difficulties with a video last night but you can now see the video here: It was fun to walk around and explore all that was going on and interact with so many of you. Thank you for all the books you donated to Blue Star Families for their Books on Bases program. If you forgot to bring your book, you can drop it off at the House table in Constitution Hall. I hope everyone is excited about our new Patriot Records Project! I think this is going to be an amazing new addition to the...Read More
June 26, 2015
Last evening’s Educational Awards Night was so interesting. Geoff Ward and Andrew O’Shaughnessy are both such amazing historians and it fantastic to honor them and hear their remarks. It is so wonderful to recognize students and educators who are so passionate about history. I am always so in awe of these young people and their amazing essays. Congratulations to the 2015 Outstanding Junior, Holly Lynne McKinley Schmidt! The Outstanding Junior Contest exists to recognize members who are 35 years old or younger who devote themselves to DAR with service that is above and beyond, while also balancing the demands of families, homes, careers and other civic and religious service. Holly Lynne is a...Read More

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