Recent Blog Posts

Recent Blog Posts

August 19, 2014
Last week Steve and I had the opportunity to return to beautiful New Hampshire. We traveled near the coast to Exeter to meet State Regent Phyllis Gagnon, her husband Roland, Past Treasurer General Bea Dalton and her husband, Mike, State Vice Regent Wendy Jones and her husband, Turner, and Exeter Chapter Regent Susan O’Leary and her husband, Kevin, for a tour of the American Independence Museum...
August 11, 2014
I would like to express my appreciation to those of you who participated in the 123 rd Continental Congress survey. The survey was sent to all members who attended Congress and had a valid email address on file. This year we had an almost 60% response rate, the highest it has ever been! I truly appreciate your feedback and insight as we plan for next year’s Congress and strive to make it the best...
August 8, 2014
Now, DAR members can access 118 years’ worth of DAR Magazine publications online via the new Digital Magazine Archive! This monumental repository, including issues spanning from 1892 to 2010, is available on the Members’ Website . Members can also reach the Digital Magazine Archive through the DAR Magazine Committee website and the...
August 6, 2014
On Saturday July 19 th I flew from Houston to Greenville, SC where I was warmly greeted by Chaplain General Ann Crider. One of my patriots, Henry Machen/Machin, is buried in Greenville and I had hoped to see his grave for many years. We picked up a distant cousin whom I’d not met previously, Ted Machen, and Ann drove us to the cemetery deep in the woods. Thank goodness Ted was with us as the road...
July 31, 2014
Congress was so much fun! Truly, an army of volunteers and staff worked countless hours to make it successful and their hard work paid off. Thank you to all who worked, all who attended and to our marvelous headquarters staff! Since then, I have relished the opportunity to be with family the last few weeks. Our grandsons, Cade (6 years) and Jake (4 years) spent a couple of nights with us at the...
July 28, 2014
In 2015, our beloved National Society will celebrate its Quasquicentennial…125 years of devoted and dedicated service to the Nation. The year-long commemoration will be observed throughout 2015, with the grandest celebratory kick-off events planned for Continental Congress that year. Make plans now to visit your National Headquarters buildings, June 24-28, 2015, and be a part of this historic...
July 25, 2014
Each of our keynote speakers and award recipients at Congress gave such thoughtful and moving remarks and we were so honored to have them join us. Many of you have asked if there was a way to make the remarks available online so that you may hear them again and share them with friends. I am pleased that we were able to obtain permission from our speakers, and now the remarks from Opening Night...
July 2, 2014
I hope everyone enjoyed their week at Congress as much as I did! It was wonderful to celebrate the successes of the first year of the administration and plan for the future. I have spent the past few days trying to catch up on rest and enjoying time with family. I can’t help but share just a few photos from the evening events with you all. The ceremonies at Constitution Hall were very rewarding...
June 29, 2014
National Defense Night was a truly moving ceremony. Our speakers gave such thoughtful and meaning remarks and each of our award winners were more than worthy of their awards. National Defense night is always my favorite as I am humbled to stand in our beautiful auditorium singing the National Anthem with thousands of other patriots. Vice Admiral Howard and General Schwartz gave inspiring remarks...
June 28, 2014
I hope everyone enjoyed themselves at last evening’s Celebrate America Night! It was exciting to have a different type of evening event and it was fun to walk around and explore all that was going on and interact with so many of you. Thank you so much for all of the children's books you donated to Blue Star Familes for their...

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