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America 250! 

Background

As explained on the NSDAR website, "The National Society has established the America 250! Special Committee to plan DAR’s involvement and maximize its visibility during our nation’s upcoming 250th birthday. Much like the 1976 Bicentennial celebration, this observance provides an exceptional opportunity for community involvement, positive public relations and – most important – membership growth throughout DAR." You can learn more about Phase I and II plans for 2026 on the Members' Only Section of the website here

 

October Revolutionary War Flashbacks

November 2 Birthday - American frontiersman Daniel Boone (1734-1820) was born in Berks County, near Reading, Pennsylvania.
November 10, 1775 - The U.S. Marine Corps was established as part of the U.S. Navy. It became a separate unit on July 11, 1789.
November 11 Birthday - Abigail Adams (1744-1818) was born in Weymouth, Massachusetts. She was the wife of John Adams, the 2nd U.S. President.
November 15, 1777 - The Articles of Confederation were adopted by the Continental Congress.

November 25, 1783 - At the end of the Revolutionary War, the last British troops left New York City.
November 30, 1782 - A provisional peace treaty was signed between Great Britain and the United States heralding the end of America's War of Independence. The final treaty was signed in Paris on September 3, 1783. It declared the U.S. "...to be free, sovereign and independent states..." and that the British Crown "...relinquishes all claims to the government, propriety and territorial rights of the same, and every part thereof."

 

Ornament Fundraiser

We are excited to announce the creation of our Patriot tree! For $10, we will create ornaments with your Patriot name, state of service and Ancestor #. Ornaments will be showcased at the Junior Holiday Bazaar on December 4 at the Chapter House. You can find the link here through November 28 to get honor your Patriot this holiday season: https://dcdar.membershiptoolkit.com/form/m/164100

 

Patriot Spotlight

Interested in sharing your patriot's story and having it shared below or on our social media page? Download the template here and send it to Lenna Wilson, America 250! Vice Chair, l.wilson868@gmail.com