Three Blogs

November 26, 2014
This Thanksgiving as we give thanks to God for our many blessings, we are looking forward to welcoming our children, son-in-law and grandchildren to the ranch along with my sister and brother-in-law for a traditional meal.  I’ll prepare the ham and turkey, sweet potatoes, green beans, cranberry casserole, homemade rolls, pecan pie and bumbleberry pie and my sister will bring broccoli casserole and salad.  We discovered bumbleberry pie while on vacation on Vancouver Island a few years ago and it was quickly added to our menu for family celebrations. This year we have an extra celebration, the first birthday of our granddaughter, Campbell.  Lindsey will bake cupcakes and we will sing to both...Read More
November 21, 2014
After six weeks away from home while traveling to state visits, Board meetings, our Scotland trip and visiting chapters in six countries in Europe and the United Kingdom, it was wonderful to have two weeks catching up at home with family.  However, I always enjoy being in the office and returned to Washington this week.  The days were packed full of meetings, including building updates, Congress plans, project updates, a department head meeting, 125th anniversary plans and many others.  Curator General Jennie Rehnberg joined...Read More
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

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