Recent Blog Posts

Recent Blog Posts

July 21, 2017
We often get questions from members and other researchers who want more information about records that they find in the DAR GRS. After the Ancestor tab that you can read about in Using the Ancestor Tab of the GRS ; the most commonly used tab of the GRS is the ...
July 12, 2017
Even after a few weeks I am still thinking about how fun Continental Congress was! I had a great time and if you attended; I hope you felt the same way. Whether you were able to attend or not, we wanted you to feel connected to some of the events and educational opportunities by following along online, reading blogs and viewing the live stream. Earlier this week a survey was emailed to all...
July 1, 2017
National Defense Night was a truly moving ceremony. Our speakers gave such thoughtful and meaningful remarks and each of our award winners were more than worthy of their awards. National Defense Night is always one of my favorite evenings. I feel privileged to stand in our beautiful auditorium singing the National Anthem on the night we dedicate to honoring our nation’s military. It was amazing...
June 30, 2017
I hope everyone enjoyed themselves at last evening’s Service to America Night! It was fun to walk around and explore all that was going on and visit so many of you. Each of the committees had festively decorated tables and much information to share with the members. Remember to take a look at their ...
June 30, 2017
Last evening’s Educational Awards Night was so inspiring. It was also wonderful to recognize students and educators who are so passionate about history. I am in awe of these young people and their amazing work. The essay winners each read a portion of their essays and it is easy to see why they were our national winners! The NSDAR Book Award was presented to Washington's Immortals by Patrick O'...
June 29, 2017
Opening Night was a truly interesting and captivating evening. Mr. Kranz gave amazing keynote remarks and it was an honor to present him with the Medal of Honor. What a wonderful way to begin the 126 th Continental Congress. Our award winners were engaging and more than worthy of their awards, and their remarks were touching and meaningful. I hope you enjoyed learning a little more about the...
June 28, 2017
I am eager to officially begin the 126th Continental Congress this evening at our Opening Night Ceremony . I am looking forward to hearing our keynote speaker, Eugene Kranz, discuss his experiences working at NASA for more than 30 years, and to recognize our other award winners. Tonight we will also be...
June 27, 2017
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. Darryn Lickliter,...
June 26, 2017
It is a delight to welcome members to Washington, D.C. this week for the 126 th Continental Congress. I am so glad you are here, either in person, or joining us virtually. This morning I greeted many friends at the Vice Presidents General Club Breakfast before going to Headquarters and placing a wreath at the Daughter’s Tribute. It was great to see many in attendance at this memorial as we...
June 25, 2017
Today officially begins Congress week! Last week the Executives Officers met for our Board Week, which was productive and filled with last minute planning. However, we did take some time for fun. The District of Columbia Daughters invited us to join them and attend the Marine Barracks Friday Evening Parade. It was an inspiring display of music and patriotism. Today the DAR Library is open to...

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