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June 19, 2016
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...
June 19, 2016
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...
June 18, 2016
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...
June 17, 2016
Last evening’s Educational Awards Night was so inspiring. It was an honor to celebrate the National Parks Service’s centennial and all of the work they have done to preserve America’s natural resources. It was also so wonderful to recognize students and educators who are so passionate about history. I am always so in awe of these young people and their amazing essays. Additionally last night we...
June 16, 2016
Opening Night was such a wonderful ceremony celebrating the 125th anniversary of our annual meeting! Thank you to all of the amazing DAR member actresses who participated in our Opening Night program. You all did a wonderful job portraying just a few of the members who have made our organization what it is today. Let me introduce you to our cast: Caroline Scott Harrison – portrayed by: Elaine...
June 15, 2016
I am so overjoyed to officially begin the 125th Continental Congress this evening at our Opening Night Ceremony. The ceremony will feature an original dramatic presentation that celebrates our National Society’s 125 years of service to America – complete with several very special guests! The evening will...
June 14, 2016
Happy Flag Day! Yesterday was a great first day of Congress week! There were many productive meetings and a lot was accomplished. If you are interested in learning more about our wonderful DAR Library and how to use its resources, I encourage you to attend the DAR Library orientation this morning in the O’Byrne Gallery at Headquarters. Stacie Newton,...
June 13, 2016
I am so pleased to be presiding over the 125th Continental Congress, my third and final as your President General, and to welcome members to Washington, D.C. this week. This morning I participated in the wreath laying at the Daughters Tribute. It was marvelous to see many in attendance at this wonderful memorial as we honored the...
June 12, 2016
Today officially begins my Congress week! Last week the Young Executives had our final Board Week, which was productive as always and bittersweet as well. We have so enjoyed working together these past three years. This morning we participated in our last service project together and washed the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall.  This evening the Executive Club will have their dinner and I am...
June 9, 2016
It has been many years since we last hosted a Naturalization Ceremony at DAR Headquarters and I’m so pleased we were able to hold another meaningful service on May 31 when we welcomed 100 guests to the O’Bryne Gallery.  In my welcome remarks, I mentioned that DAR had been involved in helping new citizens since 1919 and encouraged them to view the...

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