Three Blogs

October 24, 2014
Have you ever dreamed you could rescue an unwanted dog from a shelter, have it trained, then donate it to a military service member with PTSD or traumatic brain injury?   Or perhaps you’ve seen an inner-city school with no resources for a music program but an instructor eager to teach and students excited to learn if only they had instruments.  Each time you’ve passed that pre-Revolutionary War church with its badly leaking roof and interior threatened, you may have wondered if there’s a way to save it.   DAR Special Projects Grants are the answer! This year DAR has partnered in each of these projects and forty more!...Read More
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

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