In 2015, our beloved National Society will celebrate its Quasquicentennial…125 years of devoted and dedicated service to the Nation. The year-long commemoration will be observed throughout 2015, with the grandest celebratory kick-off events planned for Continental Congress that year. Make plans now to visit your National Headquarters buildings, June 24-28, 2015, and be a part of this historic...Read More
Each of our keynote speakers and award recipients at Congress gave such thoughtful and moving remarks and we were so honored to have them join us. Many of you have asked if there was a way to make the remarks available online so that you may hear them again and share them with friends. I am pleased that we were able to obtain permission from our speakers, and now the remarks from Opening Night...Read More
I hope everyone enjoyed their week at Congress as much as I did! It was wonderful to celebrate the successes of the first year of the administration and plan for the future.
I have spent the past few days trying to catch up on rest and enjoying time with family. I can’t help but share just a few photos from the evening events with you all. The ceremonies at Constitution Hall were very rewarding...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. Vice Admiral Howard and General Schwartz gave inspiring remarks...Read More
I hope everyone enjoyed themselves at last evening’s Celebrate America Night! It was exciting to have a different type of evening event and it was fun to walk around and explore all that was going on and interact with so many of you. Thank you so much for all of the children's books you donated to Blue Star Familes for their...Read More
Last evening’s Educational Awards Night was inspirational. It is so wonderful to recognize students and educators who are so passionate about history. Each of our essay winners eloquently read their thoughtful remarks and made us so proud to have them as our National winners.
I want to congratulate the 2014 Outstanding Junior, Rebekah Waddell of Pennsylvania. The Outstanding Junior Contest exists...Read More
Opening Night was a truly interesting and captivating evening. Alexander Rose, AMC and Barry Josephson are all doing amazing work to preserve our history and make it appealing to all people. We were so sad Ed Bearss couldn't be with us last evening, because of an emergency medical procedure but we are glad to hear he is doing well. Mr. Bearss turns 91 today and we will send him the video of last...Read More
I am so overjoyed to officially begin the 123rd Continental Congress this evening at our Opening Night Ceremony. This will be a ceremony you won’t want to miss. Our Keynote speaker and award winners will surely be interesting as they share their work with us and explain how they bring history to life for their...Read More
Yesterday was a great first day of Congress week. I will have to admit that the highlight of my day was being able to introduce my granddaughter, Campbell Lynn, to any and everyone I could find in the hallway. I can't wait to sign her DAR papers in 2031!
I am delighted to be participating in two special dedications today, one for the Atlanta Chapter’s stained glass windows and the other for the...Read More
I am so thrilled to be presiding over the 123rd Continental Congress, my first as your President General, and to welcome members to Washington, D.C. this week.
Registration officially opens this morning at 11 am and closes at 6 pm this evening. Be sure to refer to the Online Schedule to find the hours and information for registration...Read More