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September 3, 2015
As I expect you are well aware, our beloved National Society has spent 2015 celebrating 125 years of service to America.  It has been wonderful to look back on our devotion to this great nation, and all that we have done throughout our storied history. However, it is important to realize that none of those... Read More
August 31, 2015
The committees in charge of the last three Presidential Inaugural Luncheons have asked the National Society for permission to use the bronze eagle lectern for the nationally televised ceremonial luncheons following the oath of office ceremonies. President George W. Bush used the lectern at his inaugural luncheon in 2005, and President Barack Obama did so in both 2009 and 2013. The lectern’s... Read More
August 28, 2015
Have you ever looked back at your life and reflected on the path you took that impacted your life years later?  My mother encouraged me to join a sorority when I went off to college and I pledged Delta Zeta in my sophomore year.  I eventually transferred to another college and did not remain an active member, much less an active alumni.  Can you imagine my surprise when Delta Zeta wrote a... Read More
August 26, 2015
Yes, we did it!  We achieved the 10,000,000 service hour goal set by the President General and her Executive Board – and we did it during the 124th Continental Congress with six months remaining in the program year!  So, what do forward thinking DAR members do? Simple! We revise the goal to 12,500,000 service hours in honor of the 125th Anniversary of our National Society! Can we... Read More
August 24, 2015
Throughout its history, the DAR has worked to support active duty military personnel, and also to provide relief to those affected by armed conflict. This sampling of the National Society’s wartime service work demonstrates Daughters’ willingness to tailor their efforts to fit the situation. When the Spanish-American War broke out in 1898, the DAR had not yet reached its eighth anniversary.... Read More
August 21, 2015
In celebration of our 125th anniversary, the DAR Store is selling a number of exclusive products to commemorate this special occasion. There are a wide range of items available from a key chain or a t-shirt to a presentation bowl or a... Read More
August 19, 2015
The Glorious Cause for Liberty not only divided the colonies from England, but those within the colonies from each other. Often times neighbors were at war with neighbors, and even in some cases, as in this one, sons were divided against their fathers. Especially early on in 1775 and 1776, before the Declaration of Independence made it clear that the Americans were not seeking reconciliation with... Read More
August 17, 2015
President Howard Taft spoke to the 19th Continental Congress in 1910 with President General Julia Green Scott presiding.  In his remarks, President Taft said, “Certainly, I should be the last to deprecate or minimize the debt that is due to those who have given up their lives or their limbs in defense of their country in the exigency of war, but there are other times when that virtue of... Read More
August 14, 2015
DAR Museum’s exhibition “Eye on Elegance: Early Quilts of Maryland and Virginia” closes September 5, 2015. From the beginning, the exhibit has been a success in every way.  Visitation is up 9% compared to the previous year. The online exhibit has had almost 19,000 hits. The... Read More
August 12, 2015
On July 18, 2015, the Houston Astros saluted the 136th Expeditionary Signal Battalion of the Texas National Guard, which was deploying to the Mideast.  Organized by Twila Carter, Executive Director, Astros Foundation & Community Affairs, and a member of the James Tull Chapter, a private mobilization ceremony was held indoors prior to the Houston Astros-Texas Rangers game.  As 300 Guardsmen... Read More

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