Recent Blog Posts

Recent Blog Posts

June 27, 2014
Last evening’s Educational Awards Night was inspirational. It is so wonderful to recognize students and educators who are so passionate about history. Each of our essay winners eloquently read their thoughtful remarks and made us so proud to have them as our National winners. I want to congratulate the 2014 Outstanding Junior, Rebekah Waddell of Pennsylvania. The Outstanding Junior Contest exists...
June 26, 2014
Opening Night was a truly interesting and captivating evening. Alexander Rose, AMC and Barry Josephson are all doing amazing work to preserve our history and make it appealing to all people. We were so sad Ed Bearss couldn't be with us last evening, because of an emergency medical procedure but we are glad to hear he is doing well. Mr. Bearss turns 91 today and we will send him the video of last...
June 25, 2014
I am so overjoyed to officially begin the 123 rd Continental Congress this evening at our Opening Night Ceremony. This will be a ceremony you won’t want to miss. Our Keynote speaker and award winners will surely be interesting as they share their work with us and explain how they bring history to life for their...
June 24, 2014
Yesterday was a great first day of Congress week. I will have to admit that the highlight of my day was being able to introduce my granddaughter, Campbell Lynn, to any and everyone I could find in the hallway. I can't wait to sign her DAR papers in 2031! I am delighted to be participating in two special dedications today, one for the Atlanta Chapter’s stained glass windows and the other for the...
June 23, 2014
I am so thrilled to be presiding over the 123 rd Continental Congress, my first as your President General, and to welcome members to Washington, D.C. this week. Registration officially opens this morning at 11 am and closes at 6 pm this evening. Be sure to refer to the Online Schedule to find the hours and information for...
June 22, 2014
Today officially begins my Congress week! Last week the Executive Board had very productive meetings and had the pleasure of placing a wreath at Arlington National Cemetery at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. It was an honor to be there during this 150 th anniversary year of the cemetery and to see all that they are doing to commemorate this momentous anniversary. On Wednesday we attended the...
June 20, 2014
I’ve been so consumed with preparations for Congress and sharing news about the exciting week ahead, but I wanted to take time today to share some other exciting news. The solar panel array installation on the roof of Constitution Hall is now complete! This array provides an opportunity to reduce the National Society’s electric energy costs by $1 million over the next 25 to 30 years, while...
June 19, 2014
We are quickly approaching the 123 rd Continental Congress and I’m sure many members are preparing to travel to Washington, D.C. Below are some reminders for your week at Continental Congress. Be sure to check the online version of the tentative 123 rd Continental Congress schedule for an overview of events taking place the week of...
June 18, 2014
Celebrate America Night on Friday, June 27 at the Grand Hyatt will be a fun evening event designed to celebrate members’ outstanding commitment to volunteerism and introduce Daughters to additional service opportunities. Throughout the event there will be fun, educational and interactive activities and discussions. Members can...
June 17, 2014
I am honored to announce that National Defense Night will feature two distinguished speakers! We are delighted to welcome Vice Admiral Michelle Howard, US Navy, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Operations, Plans & Strategy and General Norton Schwartz, US Air Force (ret.), Former Chief of Staff of the US Air Force ...

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