Wrapping Up a Wonderful 124th Continental Congress

Written by: Lynn Young, President General
June 28, 2015

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. Lt. Gen. Michelle D. Johnson was a fantastic keynote speaker and I am so thrilled to have her and Diane Carlson Evans confirmed as DAR members in July.

If you are interested in purchasing the wonderful Unsung Heroes film, visit the WIMSA website to learn more. This film would make an excellent chapter program. Additionally if you would like a copy of Lee Ellis' book, Leading With Honor, DAR members can get a 30% off discount by purchasing it on his website when you order before 7/15/2015 and using the discount code: DAR15.

This morning following the Memorial Service we will have the Installation Ceremony for the new State Regents and the newly elected Vice Presidents General.

Peggy Carney Troxell
Julia Miller Rogers
Jeanie Pike Hornung
Dorothy “Dot” R. Lind
Pat Miller McFall
Mary Agnes McAleenan
Connie Haynsworth Grund

Congratulations to these newest members of the National Board of Management!

Following the Installation Ceremony we will have the National Board of Management luncheon and meeting where we will begin another year of DAR work.

I am so pleased with the entire week of Continental Congress and I hope all of our attendees found their week educational, motivating and fun.

I hope this week’s blogs, the live streams of the sessions, photos and the daily Congress Herald have helped those of you who were unable to attend experience Congress from home and I hope you can join us next year for the 125th Continental Congress, June 15-19!

Thank you all for making this Continental Congress so wonderful!

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