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June 29, 2014

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... Read More

June 28, 2014

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

June 27, 2014

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... Read More

June 26, 2014

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... Read More

June 25, 2014

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... Read More

June 24, 2014

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... Read More

June 23, 2014

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... Read More

June 22, 2014

Today officially begins my Congress week! Last week the Executive Board had very productive meetings and had the pleasure of placing a wreath at Arlington National Cemetery at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. It was an honor to be there during this 150th anniversary year of the cemetery and to see all that they are doing to commemorate this momentous anniversary.

On Wednesday... Read More

June 20, 2014

I’ve been so consumed with preparations for Congress and sharing news about the exciting week ahead, but I wanted to take time today to share some other exciting news. The solar panel array installation on the roof of Constitution Hall is now complete!

This array provides an opportunity to reduce the National Society’s electric energy costs by $1 million over the next 25 to 30 years,... Read More

June 19, 2014

We are quickly approaching the 123rd Continental Congress and I’m sure many members are preparing to travel to Washington, D.C. Below are some reminders for your week at Continental Congress.

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