Recent Blog Posts

Recent Blog Posts

July 17, 2018
At the 127 th Continental Congress, we presented our annual Margaret Cochran Corbin Award for distinguished women in military service to Vice Admiral Nora Tyson. The award presentation on National Defense Night provided the perfect opportunity to reflect on the unexpected developments over the past year that have extended ...
July 11, 2018
Just as NSDAR gave meaningful gifts to the Nation in celebration of the Bicentennial, today’s Daughters have an exciting opportunity to honor the memory and spirit of the men and women who achieved American independence as we prepare for the nation’s upcoming Semiquincentennial celebration . In addition to the generous gift of...
June 24, 2018
National Defense Night was such a moving ceremony. Our honorees were truly spectacular and it was so meaningful to hear their thoughtful remarks. 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. In conjunction with presenting the Margaret...
June 23, 2018
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 with so many of you. Each of the committees had festively decorated tables and great information to share with the members. Remember to take a look at their ...
June 22, 2018
Last evening’s Educational Awards Night was inspiring. Recognizing these students and educators who are so passionate about history is always motivating. I am in awe of these young people and their amazing work. The essay winners each read a portion of their essays and it was clear why they were chosen as our national winners! Congratulations to the 2018 Outstanding Junior, Erin Ann Stoesz! The...
June 21, 2018
Opening Night was such a captivating evening. Lynn Novick’s keynote remarks were so impactful and it was an honor to present her with the DAR Media and Entertainment Award for her incredible body of work. I was also pleased to recognize Paul Heinegg with the DAR History Award Medal for all of his research into the family histories of African Americans during the colonial period, compiling this...
June 20, 2018
We officially begin the 127th Continental Congress this evening at our Opening Night Ceremony. I am looking forward to hearing our keynote speaker , Lynn Novick, discuss her work creating so many amazing documentaries. I am also excited for you all to join in the grand celebration of the...
June 19, 2018
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. DAR Library...
June 18, 2018
It is a delight to welcome members to Washington, D.C. this week for the 127th Continental Congress. I am so glad you are here, either in person, or staying on top of all the Congress happenings 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 wonderful to see many in...
June 17, 2018
Congress week is finally here! Last week the Executive Officers met for our week of meetings, which was productive and filled with final preparations for Congress. Today the DAR Library is open to members from 9 am – 5 pm, which will give those in town early a great opportunity to work on research. The Library gets more crowded during the week as people arrive and want to find that elusive...

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