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June 28, 2015
National Defense Night was a truly moving ceremony. Our speakers gave such thoughtful and meaning remarks and each of our award winners were more than worthy of their awards. National Defense Night is always my favorite as I am humbled to stand in our beautiful auditorium singing the National Anthem with thousands of other patriots. Lt. Gen. Michelle D. Johnson was a fantastic keynote speaker and... Read More
June 27, 2015
I hope everyone enjoyed themselves at last evening’s Celebrate America Night! We had some technical difficulties with a video last night but you can now see the video here: It was fun to walk around and explore all that was going on and interact with so many of you. Thank you for all the books you donated to... Read More
June 26, 2015
Last evening’s Educational Awards Night was so interesting. Geoff Ward and Andrew O’Shaughnessy are both such amazing historians and it fantastic to honor them and hear their remarks. It is so wonderful to recognize students and educators who are so passionate about history. I am always so in awe of these young people and their amazing essays. Congratulations to the 2015 Outstanding Junior, Holly... Read More
June 25, 2015
Opening Night was such a wonderful ceremony celebrating our 125 years of service to America! Thank you to Mrs. Wagoner, Celebrate 125! Chair, for her wonderful remarks. It's so amazing to learn about what visionaries our founders were. I can only imagine that they would be proud to see where we are 125 years later Below you will find all the wonderful videos from last night’s ceremony. Please... Read More
June 24, 2015
I am so overjoyed to officially begin the 124th Continental Congress this evening at our Opening Night Ceremony. This special evening will be devoted to the 125th anniversary of the DAR.  We will look back at the DAR’s past as well as celebrate the contemporary impact our Society has on... Read More
June 23, 2015
Yesterday was a great first day of Congress week! There were many productive meetings and a lot was accomplished. This morning I participated in a wonderful wreath laying at the Washington Monument in honor of our 125th anniversary. If you are interested in learning more about our wonderful DAR Library and how to use its resources, I encourage you to... Read More
June 22, 2015
I am so thrilled to be presiding over the 124th Continental Congress, my second as your President General, and to welcome members to Washington, D.C. this week. This morning I participated in the wreath laying at the Memorial of the 56 Signers of the Declaration of Independence. I was so pleased to see many in attendance at this... Read More
June 21, 2015
Today officially begins my Congress week! The Executive Board meeting last week was very productive.  Ann Dillon, First Vice President General, and I will have lunch with the Long Range Planning Commission.  Each of these 12 ladies are appointed for a nine-year term.  They have the ability to evaluate complex problems and suggest solutions to the Executive Committee. The Executive Club Board... Read More
June 17, 2015
We are quickly approaching the 124th Continental Congress and I’m sure many members are preparing to travel to Washington, D.C. Below are some reminders for your week at Continental Congress. Click the links to read more about these different topics. Be sure to check the online version of the tentative 124th... Read More
June 16, 2015
Very early on Saturday, May 16th, I flew from Boise, ID to Portland, Oregon where Past Librarian General Joan Hunter, my Page, Kate Freitag and Marvin Parnell, husband of State Regent Cindy Parnell, greeted me at the airport.  It was my first visit to Portland so Marvin drove us through the downtown area along the Willamette River to the hotel in Wilsonville. Cindy’s theme is “Celebrate Oregon,... Read More

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