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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... 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... Read More
November 6, 2014
We left Vienna on October 26, 2014 and flew to Frankfurt where Palatinate Chapter Regent Cary Costa and Associate Member Ransom Schwerzler were patiently waiting for our delayed flight.  Speeding along on the Autobahn, we arrived in Landstuhl about 1 hour, 15 minutes later.  We enjoyed seeing the many vineyards, farms, beautiful scenery and fall colors of the southwest Germany region. ... Read More
November 5, 2014
On October 23, 2014 we flew from Rome to Vienna, Austria.  After checking into our hotel, we were greeted by Fay Ann Gauster who escorted us by streetcar to the Huth restaurant for dinner with the Blue Danube Chapter, Ada Miller, Regent. Fay Ann explained that the area in which we were staying is along The Ring, site of the Roman wall which existed in medieval times.  Remnants of the wall were... Read More
November 4, 2014
On October 20, 2014, Mindy, Virginia, Steve and I flew from Madrid to Rome, City of the Seven Hills, for our official visit with the Pax Romana Chapter.  After a drive to our hotel and a quick lunch, we were greeted by the Chapter Regent, Cara Kavanaugh, who gave us a delightful tour of the area.  We drove to the oldest section of Rome and took a walking tour while Cara provided lessons on the... Read More
November 3, 2014
We departed our London hotel before dawn for an early flight to Madrid on October 17, 2014.  En route to the airport, we were startled to see the blue lights of the London Eye against the darkness of the sky in the background.  This large “ferris wheel” is said to be the number one tourist attraction in Great Britain, offering panoramic views all the way to Windsor Castle from the top.  It’s too... Read More
October 31, 2014
Early Tuesday morning, October 13, we departed our Paris hotel for the train station, grateful to be escorted by Frédérique de Beaumont.  We traveled by the high speed Eurostar train, allowing us a panoramic view of the French countryside via the “Chunnel” to London.  Upon our arrival at the International Train Station in London, we were met by Walter Hines Page Chapter Regent, Diana Diggines,... Read More
October 30, 2014
After a fabulous week touring Scotland, Virginia Lingelbach, National Chair of Units Overseas, my husband, Steve, and I flew from Edinburgh to Paris for the first of six visits to our Units Overseas chapters.  Arriving in Paris at noon on Saturday, October 11, we were escorted from the airport to the hotel by my Personal Page, Frédérique de Beaumont, State Librarian, where we were greeted by... Read More
October 27, 2014
I am so pleased to announce the launch of the new Members’ Section of the DAR Website, which now completes our project to redesign and upgrade the DAR web presence. You can now find the Members’ Section at www.dar.org/members, but you can also still access the section through the old URL http://members.dar.org as well... Read More
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... Read More

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