Many of you have come to DAR National Headquarters in Washington, D.C. to use our library, with its vast collection and premier genealogical holdings. The research you have done here, trying to get as far back in time as possible, may have been self-directed or the knowledgeable staff of the library may have helped you as well. I believe it is fair to say, one of DAR’s greatest treasures is the...Read More
On the day after the 124th Continental Congress adjourned, I spent a little time trying to reorganize after a week at the Grand Hyatt, took Ann Dillon to the airport and dropped by Headquarters to thank our staff for their hard work during Congress.
Early Tuesday morning, July 1, I flew to Louisville, KY for the Sons of the American Revolution’s 125th Congress, Lindsey C. Brock, President...Read More
On October 11, 2015, the 125th anniversary of the founding of DAR, chapters from coast to coast are encouraged to participate in special service projects within their local communities, as we unite to demonstrate the combined impact of our DAR mission. The National DAR Day of Service will be a...Read More
Between 1912-1915, Daughters from Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee and Kentucky placed 50 historical markers across 400 miles from North Carolina to Kentucky, marking the trail of Daniel Boone from 1769. Leading the effort was Mrs. Lindsay Patterson (Lucy) of Winston-Salem, NC. It is remarkable that with just a few years of research, Mrs. Patterson and others were able to document the trail...Read More
During Celebrate America Night at Continental Congress last month, Mrs. Young gave a presentation about an exciting new initiative and DAR committee, Patriot Records Project. Today I want to tell you a little bit more about the project and encourage you to get involved in the...Read More
It is a pleasure to announce several significant changes affecting the work of chapter treasurers. While additional information and instructions will be made available on the members’ website under the offices of both the Treasurer General and Organizing Secretary General and in other forms of communication, we are delighted to share news about these changes with our members via this installment...Read More
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
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: https://youtu.be/Gud_h6ykxlg
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
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
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