It was an honor to be installed as your new President General this morning. I would like to introduce myself and hope to meet as many of you as I can in these next three years during my term in office. The Dillon Executives installed with me join in expressing our sincere appreciation for the confidence you have placed in us, and we look forward to working with you to promote Historic Preservation, Education and Patriotism. Meeting you during our travels is one of the most enjoyable aspects of serving as an executive officer.
Today’s DAR Blog will continue as a means of sharing important information with our membership. In addition we plan to include topics of interest to you and provide
Last night during our National Defense Night Ceremony we learned that DAR now holds the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDSTM title for “Most letters to military personnel collected in one month” with a total number of 100,904 cards! Congratulations to all DAR members and friends who contributed to the record!
Last evening we were also honored to recognize the USO for its outstanding 75 years of service to our country and present them with the President General’s Medallion. USO President and CEO, Dr. J.D. Crouch gave thoughtful remarks about the organization’s 75th anniversary. The USO Show Troupe then gave an entertaining performance. They are truly talented.
Our award winners gave such thoughtful and
I hope everyone enjoyed themselves at last evening’s Celebrate America Night! It was fun to walk around and explore all that was going on and interact with so many of you.
I also hope everyone is excited about our DNA group and how it may be able to assist in your family research! You won’t want to miss today’s afternoon business session where we will hear more from Mr. Greenspan about a new Family Tree DNA initiative.
Mary Tedesco gave such interesting remarks and it was wonderful to hear her thoughts on family history research. I always love hearing stories about how people became involved in genealogy.
Today voting begins for the Candidates for Executive Office, Honorary Vice President