It's Starting to Look A Lot Like Congress at DAR Headquarters

Written by: Lynn Young, President General
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 150th anniversary year of the cemetery and to see all that they are doing to commemorate this momentous anniversary.

On Wednesday we attended the Twilight Tattoo, an hour long live-action military pageant, at Ft. Myer.   The Old Guard, the Continental Color Guard, the Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps and other units participated in this impressive performance.   Today I will drop-in to the Long Range Planning Commission meeting to greet them and hear some of what they are working on. The Long Range Planning Commission works to examine the Society as a whole and offers suggestions for new initiatives and how to improve the work of the Society.  Late this afternoon I will join Merry Ann Wright and the other executives who served with her for a brief reunion. In the evening I will attend the Executive Club Dinner along with the other members of the Executive Club.  I am looking forward to catching up with these lovely ladies.

At Headquarters this weekend, set up began in Constitution Hall to prepare for this week’s events. It is amazing to see all the hard work that goes into prepping for an event of this magnitude. Tables, computers and booths are being arranged to accommodate the over 3,500 members who will be arriving soon.  Touch up painting has been completed and floors are being polished.  The state seals are hung around the interior of Constitution Hall and outside Headquarters the “Welcome Daughters” banner has been hung and the state flags have been posted along the D Street drive.

More preparations will continue as members begin to arrive in Washington, D.C. It is going to be an exciting week!  We are looking forward to welcoming you!

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