Recent Blog Posts

Recent Blog Posts

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 gracious New...
March 29, 2017
On behalf of the Director of The United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration , James Jackson, Major General, USA, Retired, we want to share with you some thoughts about planning for your activities and events for our Vietnam veterans and their families. As the end of March approaches, many communities and states commemorate Vietnam Veterans Day...
March 28, 2017
Arriving in Honolulu late on a Tuesday evening, it was reassuring to be greeted by Pauline Wagnon with a lei for both Bill and me. She escorted us to the Hale Koa hotel, a beautiful place on Waikiki beach set aside for military families, both active duty and retirees. Seeing young men and women enjoying this paradise for rest and recuperation was significant. Following the conference and before...
March 24, 2017
Join the President General and the Dillon Administration as we travel to France in commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the ending of World War I with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles! The 2017 France Tour, October 7-14, 2017, will include visiting the World War I Somme American Military Cemetery which honors the ultimate sacrifice of 1,844 American military men who lost their lives...
March 22, 2017
I left Denver early on the second of March for visits to Alaska, Vancouver and Hawaii. The view out my window as we made our approach into the Juneau airport made me appreciate the skill of Alaska Airline pilots. Steep mountains appeared on both sides of the airplane and the weather was patchy cloud cover and snow. The sun peaked out just long enough for me to capture a black and white version of...
March 17, 2017
We are finalizing plans and counting down the days until the 126 th Continental Congress! This year’s Congress, June 28 – July 2, will be filled with important business meetings and social functions. We will also highlight the important work of our National Committees, chapters and members at Service to America Night! If you have not yet made plans to attend the 126 th Congress, I hope you will...
March 15, 2017
At the end of last year we asked our members to help support a restoration project in the beautiful Connecticut Board Room of Memorial Continental Hall and we are so grateful for the tremendous response we received. More than 1,000 Daughters from all over contributed to this project. As a...
March 10, 2017
The DAR Museum recently launched a new educational program for Junior Girl Scouts called “Playing the Past: The 1913 Women’s Suffrage Parade”! Just in time for Women’s History Month, the program celebrates the participants of the 1913 Women’s Suffrage Parade and the earlier suffragists who...
March 6, 2017
The DAR Library collection contains over 225,000 books, 10,000 research files, thousands of manuscript items, and special collections of African American, Native American, and women’s history, genealogy and culture. Nearly 40,000 family histories and genealogies comprise a major portion of the book collection, many of which are unique or available in only a few libraries in the country. The...
March 1, 2017
March is Women’s History Month. It began in 1981 when Congress authorized the President to proclaim the week of March 7, 1982 as Women’s History Week. The first Women’s History Month was celebrated in 1987. As we commemorate women’s contributions to society and gear up to participate in celebrations marking the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage and the passing of the 19th amendment giving...

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