November 2017 Archives

November 27, 2017

Following the gift purchases of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday is a day to give back. It is intended to encourage philanthropy at the beginning of the Holiday season as we celebrate our many blessings. 

As you know, each year we present an important and especially relevant project that needs your support. This year is no different. For tomorrow’s #GivingTuesday we are... Read More

November 20, 2017

Chapters and State Societies have a wonderful opportunity to promote historic preservation, education and patriotism through the awarding of a Founders Medal. Have you considered recognizing your dedicated community volunteers? The Founders Medals were established in 1995, and may be awarded to recognize those citizens who have given unselfishly of their talents, time and themselves to their... Read More

November 16, 2017

Few experiences of my life have been as thrilling as representing our National Society in the ceremony staged by the National Park Service at Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia to celebrate the planting of the first two of what will be 76 trees donated by the DAR to the park to commemorate our nation’s approaching 250th birthday. President General Ann Dillon and... Read More

November 15, 2017

We all love our DAR pins and that began almost immediately following our organization when the official Insignia was adopted by the National Board of Management (NBM) on May 26, 1891.  Since the beginning, members have been encouraged to Wear it Proudly over the heart; to Guard it Carefully, by following a ruling which limits its use to yearbooks, stationery,... Read More

November 14, 2017

Among the thousands of items in the DAR Museum’s collection are more than 20 powder horns from early America.  These gunpowder containers were made from cow horns and carried by soldiers, settlers and Native Americans in 18th century America, both during war and at home.  Some powder horns are intricately carved while others are plain, and we have many examples of both. The... Read More

November 10, 2017

On November 11, Americans will observe Veterans Day.  DAR members will join their friends and neighbors in parades, laying of wreaths and other ceremonies that honor individuals who have served in the United States Armed Forces.

Marking Veterans Day is a way to say thank you to former military members for their service and sacrifice.   This year there is a special reason to commemorate... Read More

November 7, 2017

As I read the November/December 2017 American Spirit article chronicling wreath-laying ceremonies, I was struck by how often these ceremonies have figured in my own personal DAR story. The first DAR wreath-laying I attended occurred when I was a Cadet at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and I... Read More

November 1, 2017

Following the Franco-American Alliance Tour, we invited Chapters from outside the United States to join us in trying something new.  I have asked Diane Hamill, the National Chair of Units Overseas to write a blog about this event.

- President General Ann Dillon

It was my great pleasure to chair the... Read More

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