Category Archives: Commemorative Events

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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DAR History Award Medal Presentation at the Nixon Library – UPDATE

There has been a slight change to the schedule for presenting the prestigious DAR History Award Medal to the Richard Nixon Foundation at the Nixon Library and Birthplace, 18991 Yorba Linda Blvd., Yorba Linda, California. Still on Friday, February 15, … Continue reading

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Wreaths Across America

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Gold Trail daughters Betty Wilson, Michele Leiva and Caitlin Leiva and Betty’s husband and other family members, attended the Wreaths Across America ceremony on Saturday, December 15,at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon. The cemetery opened for burials in … Continue reading

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Gold Trail Daughters Commemorate Pearl Harbor Day

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On Friday, December 7, Gold Trail Daughters participated in the Pearl Harbor Day Memorial on Vernon Street in Roseville.  The Daughters handed out flags and participated in singing the many patriotic songs. The event opened with a verbal re-enactment of … Continue reading

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Redwood Forest Chapter’s Own Resource for Constitution Week

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In celebration of Constitution Week, Redwood Forest Chapter gathered for their first chapter meeting on Saturday, September 8, with a special guest speaker from Humboldt State University. Professor Guy Aronoff  teaches U.S. History, specializing in Constitutional America, and as the … Continue reading

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