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
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
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
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...Read More
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...Read More
The privilege of DAR membership gained new meaning for me on Thursday of our trip, when President General Lynn Young afforded Curator General Jennie May Rehnberg and me the honor of placing the NSDAR wreath to commemorate our common ancestor, Robert the Bruce, before his imposing statue outside the gates of Stirling Castle. The castle was considered the key to controlling Scotland, and it was...Read More
Greetings from Scotland! During the fourth day of the "Honoring our Scottish Heritage" tour our morning schedule was free, so the daughters and tour mates took advantage of this. Some visited Saint Andrews or Edinburgh Castle and others went shopping and spent their time relaxing. It was wonderful to be able to leisurely explore Edinburgh.
In the afternoon we were in for a treat with a tour of...Read More
On October 11, 2014 we celebrate the 124th anniversary of the founding of the Daughters of the American Revolution. While this anniversary is of course special to us every year, I can’t help but get more and more excited for our upcoming Quasquicentennial celebrations starting in 2015!
Beginning in January 2015, and throughout the...Read More
After a wonderful breakfast buffet of fresh fruit, sausage, croissants, pastries, and such Scottish treats as blood pudding and birken, we departed the Balmoral Hotel in Edinburgh for Paisley. Heavy fog and traffic congestion slowed our progress, but our Scottish guide Hilda shared the adage "dinna fash" yourself, meaning do not worry or be anxious -- and we settled in for the day knowing that...Read More
The second day of our DAR tour began early with a visit to the Scottish Parliament where we were welcomed be Fergusson Cochrane, Head of United Kingdom International Relations. The President General presented a proclamation on behalf of the National Society to celebrate the strong ties between Scotland and the United States and to honor the contributions of the Scots to American Independence....Read More