Wrapping Up a Wonderful 127th Continental Congress

Written by: Ann Dillon, President General
June 24, 2018

National Defense Night was such a moving ceremony. Our honorees were truly spectacular and it was so meaningful to hear their thoughtful remarks. National Defense Night is always one of my favorite evenings.  I feel privileged to stand in our beautiful auditorium singing the National Anthem on the night we dedicate to honoring our nation’s military.

In conjunction with presenting the Margaret Cochran Corbin Award last night, we also celebrated the Revolutionary War heroine with a video highlighting her incredible story as well as the recent developments in this fascinating historical mystery. You can now see the video here: https://youtu.be/6r0T8Ayu4z8

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

Donna Weaver

Elizabeth Candler Graham

Joyce Ball Patton

Judy Callaway Ostler

Dianne Tucker Culbertson

Nancy Sturkie Folk

Ann Taylor Schaeffer

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

Then following the adjournment of the 127th Continental Congress, the National Board of Management members will proceed to the Banquet Hall where we will enjoy a luncheon served by the tireless members of the Property Beautification and Hospitality Committee.  A meeting of the new National Board will follow where we will begin yet another year of important DAR work.

I enjoyed the entire week of Continental Congress.  It was busy and crazy, fun and moving.  It is hard to truly describe the full experience to those who have never attended, but for me it expands my vision of this amazing organization.  I hope everyone attending found the week educational, motivating and fun, and that you are taking home some great ideas, a renewed sense of purpose and vision.

Through the week’s blogs, the live streams of the sessions, photos and the daily Congress Herald we have tried to make all of our members a part of the proceedings.  If you were unable to attend and experienced Congress from home, I hope you can join us next year for the 128th Continental Congress, June 26-30, 2019! 

Thank you all for making this Continental Congress so wonderful!

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