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February 12, 2016
There will be many special highlights at the upcoming 125th Continental Congress in our nation’s capital – in fact, it’s an occasion so historic that you have a chance to order a personalized commemorative certificate to celebrate this milestone event!  The beautiful keepsake is modeled after a commemorative edition created for the 100th... Read More
February 8, 2016
The National Society recently dedicated “The Daughters Tribute” as an enduring legacy of its 125th Anniversary celebration.  The granite monument honors the sacrifice and dedication of the nearly 1 million women who have sustained our Society and its enduring mission of service since 1890. An electronic database accessed via the National Society’s... Read More
February 5, 2016
On November 4, I returned to Beaumont, Texas, the town where I’d lived for most of Elementary and Junior High School, for a trip down memory lane. The Colonel George Moffett Chapter, Kate Spencer Jabbia, Regent, had planned a very special day for me, which began with a good visit with Dr. Jan Garrison, District V Director, on our way to Beaumont, located 90 miles east of Houston on the Neches... Read More
February 2, 2016
The DAR Project Patriot Committee is the official Daughters of the American Revolution committee that supports America’s servicemembers and their families. At the national level, DAR support is focused on two groups: women serving in the military and wounded military personnel. In... Read More
January 29, 2016
While walking past a shelf in the DAR Library I spotted the spine of a book that looked interesting. It was vibrant and had not only fascinating font, but a fascinating title, Patriot Pirates. I pulled the book for further inspection. Patriot Pirates, by Robert H. Patton, grandson of WWII General George Patton, covers the role of privateers in the Revolutionary War. Privateers were merchant... Read More
January 26, 2016
Do you wish you could be in two places at once? The DAR Museum found a way! Now you don’t have to come to the headquarters building to experience the museum; instead, the museum will come to you. Its Portable Education Programs (PEP) travel across the country to visit schools and chapters. For... Read More
January 21, 2016
I am excited to announce that as the grand finale of our Celebrate America! service initiative, we have set an ambitious goal: to literally set a world record in Patriotism! Working with officials at GUINESS WORLD RECORDS™, DAR is making a formal attempt to set a new record for the “Most letters to military personnel collected in one month.”  All of these letters must be brought to -- and... Read More
January 19, 2016
Two and one half years ago, the Celebrate America! Committee was organized to encourage all DAR members to honor their heritage as we celebrated our 125th Anniversary.  We were encouraged to perform hours of service in communities far and wide.  The original goal was set at 3... Read More
January 15, 2016
With the New Year come new programs at the DAR Library! In addition to our annual Lecture Series, on January 30, 2016 the DAR Library is starting Genealogy 101! Genealogy 101 is a series of classes on a variety of genealogical topics. All classes are free to the public, and will be held on Saturday mornings once a month in the O’Byrne Gallery adjacent to the DAR Library, at DAR Headquarters, 1776... Read More
January 12, 2016
During November of last year, we were so pleased that DAR Constitution Hall was again used as the host venue for the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. This year’s recipient was my fellow Texan, Willie Nelson. The event featured numerous special guests as they paid tribute to Willie Nelson and his long career. The guests included Rosanne Cash, Alison Kraus, Neil Young and Paul... Read More

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