April 2017 Archives

April 27, 2017

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... Read More

April 25, 2017

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... Read More

April 21, 2017

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... Read More

April 20, 2017

Well before the Women in Military Service for America Memorial was built, the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution and its chapters across the country and overseas were supporting the Memorial. You helped us fundraise and find and register eligible women. You participated in our events and invited us to participate in yours. You’ve... Read More

April 18, 2017

I left for Nebraska in a cold spring rain, but arrived in Nebraska to a warm welcome from the Daughters in America’s heartland.  The weather remained overcast and rainy, but the hospitality truly made the climate inconsequential.  A teddy bear with her own sash and arrow pin, from Honorary State Regent Martha Riggs, seemed especially made to cuddle.  Thank you Nebraska Daughters for the... Read More

April 14, 2017

The familiar face of the Nevada State Regent, Lynn Kinsell, made me feel welcome amid the flashing neon lights of the Las Vegas airport as crowds hurried to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in this amazing city.  Driving to the Northern edge of the metro area we saw how Las Vegas is much more than a tourist mecca.  We drove through neighborhoods of traditional housing and shopping centers that can... Read More

April 12, 2017

We are excited to announce that American Spirit magazine has joined DAR Headquarters, the DAR Museum and the DAR Library on Facebook! With our new Facebook page, readers now have the opportunity to interact with other readers, receive updates on the latest issue, behind-the-scenes teasers and more. “Like” our page and follow along at... Read More

April 10, 2017

Arriving in California in March, I was reminded how beautiful the state can be.  Because of recent rains the hills were green, the sky was blue and temperatures were moderate.  It was easy to understand why so many of our ancestors crossed the plains and mountains to reach the Pacific.  I was only able to stay a short time, but my visit was filled with warm welcomes from wonderful Daughters. ... Read More

April 6, 2017

On this day, 100 years ago, the United States officially entered World War One. Congress voted overwhelmingly in favor of a war declaration on April 6, 1917. President Woodrow Wilson’s decision was impacted by the unrestricted attacks by German... Read More

April 5, 2017

Leaving the sunshine of Alaska, the flight from Juneau to Seattle was uneventful.  However, when I reached Seattle and boarded the flight to Vancouver, we were asked to deplane because the aircraft had a mechanical error.  Envisioning an overnight stay in Seattle, I was pleasantly surprised when Alaska Airlines promptly had another plane available and we were delayed only an hour.  Our... Read More

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