April 2017 marks the 100 year anniversary of the United States’ entering into World War One. The DAR is honoring this anniversary in numerous ways beginning now through the centennial celebration of the Treaty of Versailles in June of 2019. The NSDAR Archives is especially excited about our Americana Room exhibit Women of Resilience: DAR Service and World War One which will be opening in June of 2017 for Continental Congress.
This blog post celebrates a DAR member who worked tirelessly to coordinate DAR’s volunteer efforts during World War One, Clara Hadley Wait. She was born in Lacon, Illinois on April 18, 1864. In September 1888 she married William Henry Wait a Professor of Latin and
Last week, on the 242nd anniversary of the “shot heard ‘round the world,” I was delighted to join with distinguished guests and the general public for the grand opening celebrations of the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The museum has been many years in the making and DAR was pleased to support its efforts along the way.
The festivities began in the morning at Washington Square Park for a reflective and reverential tribute at the Tomb of the Unknown Solider of the American Revolution. After a
Departing Washington, DC before the sun was up Friday morning, I traveled through Minneapolis/St. Paul on my way to Rapid City, South Dakota. I have a new respect for the trials of Native Americans after listening to an amazing woman, Marcella LaBeau, describe how she and her ancestors overcame and even triumphed over circumstances they faced, and also hearing member’s tell of their work with tribes in their state. South Dakota Daughters, you are truly making a difference in your communities. Thank you for the inspiring weekend.
- President General Ann Dillon
On March 31, President General Ann Turner Dillon’s flight arrived at the Rapid City Regional Airport in South Dakota in the early