Category Archives: Commemorative Events

Announcement: National POW/MIA Recognition Day September 18, 2020

National POW/MIA Recognition Day was established in 1979 through a proclamation signed by President Jimmy Carter. Since then, each subsequent president has issued an annual proclamation commemorating the third Friday in September as National POW/MIA Recognition Day. This year we … Continue reading

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Announcement: August & September Commemorative Events

This August and September we celebrate two milestones in our history. 100th Anniversary of the Ratification of the 19th AmendmentMore than 70 years after the Seneca Falls Women’s Rights Convention first called for the right for women to vote, President … Continue reading

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Announcement: Outstanding DAR Member, Honoring and Thanking Vietnam Veterans

The US Vietnam War Commemoration would like to recognize a DAR member from each state. This recognition would be for outstanding accomplishments by an individual DAR member in her efforts to honor and thank Vietnam War veterans. Does your chapter … Continue reading

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Chapter Chatter: Arrorwhead Valley Chapter to Commemorate the 400th Anniversary of the Mayflower – Rose Parade Float

Arrowhead Valley chapter is commemorating the 400th Anniversary of the Mayflower by helping to decorate the Mayflower float sponsored by the General Society of Mayflower Descendants at the 2020 Rose Parade in Pasadena. The Commemorative Events Committee has selected the … Continue reading

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Chapter Commemorative Events Reports Deadline

The Commemorative Events Committee recognizes chapters for observing special events. In addition to meeting the requirements of this committee, these events may also meet criteria for other committees on the California Master Report. Programs and celebrations coordinated with local communities … Continue reading

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Remembering 9-11

Our thoughts and prayers are with those who lost loved ones on this tragic day 13 years ago. We will never forget. For information about the 9-11 Memorial or for ideas on how your Chapter can commemorate 9-11 visit the … Continue reading

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Calling on California Daughters: Vietnam War Memoirs

“I would not be living here in California if it hadn’t been for the Vietnam War.” –CSSDAR State Regent Carol Oakley Jackson Did you serve in the United States Armed Forces during the Vietnam War? Did you have family members, … Continue reading

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Celebrating Father Junípero Serra’s 300th Birthday

This year, California is celebrating the 300th anniversary of Father Serra’s birth on November 24, 1713. Every fourth grader in California knows the name Junípero Serra, the priest who was born in Majorca, an island off the coast of Spain, … Continue reading

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COMMEMORATING CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS

This month we celebrate Christopher Columbus’ voyage of 1492.  In a recent article in the newspaper we were reminded of a similar voyage that took place just 50 years ago—the voyage into space. Astronaut Scott Carpenter, age 88, died this … Continue reading

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VIETNAM 50TH COMMEMORATION – CALLING ALL CHAPTERS!

It was announced during the 122nd Continental Congress that the NSDAR will partner with the Department of Defense Vietnam War 50th Anniversary Commemoration to thank and honor Vietnam War veterans and their families. President General Lynn Forney Young and State … Continue reading

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Gaspar de Portola Participates in the Redwood City Independence Day Parade

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July 4, 2013, was very special for the Gaspar de Portola Chapter members and guests. They celebrated the independence of our nation by entering a float in the Redwood City Independence Day parade. The float identified strongly with the parade theme of … Continue reading

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Katuktu Chapter Participates in Orange Acres 4th of July Parade

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Katuktu Chapter participates each year in the Annual Orange Park Acres 4th of  July Parade celebrating America and the Declaration of Independence.   Several of our members dress in costumes appropriate for 1776 and ride on a truck which has … Continue reading

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Memorial Day Wreath Laying Ceremony

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Panamint Springs Chapter was again a participant in the annual Memorial Day Observance at the Desert Memorial Park cemetery in Ridgecrest.  The  ceremony was opened with a military Honor Guard and the guest speaker Captain Dennis Lazar, Commander of the Naval Air … Continue reading

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Fernanda Maria Honors George Washington

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At their regular chapter meeting on February 4, George Washington (in the person of Peter Small, of History Alive) paid a visit and related stories of his life for the delighted members and guests. On February 17, several members of … Continue reading

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Wreath Dedication Ceremony

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On December 10, 2012, the Anne Loucks Chapter coordinated a Wreath Dedication Ceremony on the west steps of the California State Capitol Building in Sacramento. This ceremony took place as the wreaths bound for Arlington National Cemetery left the Worcester … Continue reading

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