Libertad Chapter Members Attend 122nd Continental Congress

LIBERTY, July 24, 2013 - Libertad Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution members, Linda M. Jamison and Ada Fay Schmidt attended the 122nd Continental Congress in Washington, D.C. June 25 – 30th.  Linda serves as the state chairman of DAR Good Citizens from Texas and Ada Fay is state chairman of the “Texas Room.” 

Since the founding of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution in 1890, the organization has held Continental Congress, its annual national meeting, in Washing, D. C.  National, state and chapter leaders as well as other members from across the world meet at the DAR National Headquarter for a week during the summer to report on the year’s work, honor outstanding award recipients, plan future initiatives and reconnect with friends.  Those in attendance include more than 3,000 Daughters representing the membership of 170,000 who hail from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and over a dozen chapters in foreign countries.  Since its founding, the DAR has promoted historic preservation, education and patriotism. and those objectives are reflected in all of the events of DAR Continental Congress.  The weeklong convention consists of business sessions, committee meetings, social functions, and the formal evening ceremonies.  The evening ceremonies, held in the historic DAR Constitution Hall, mix pomp and circumstance with moving award presentations and musical entertainment.  In addition to member awards, student essay winners and scholarship awards, the DAR presents its top national awards at the convention, including DAR Medal of Honor, Founders Medals for Patriotism an Education, Americanism Award, DAR Media Award, Outstanding Veteran of the Year, Outstanding Youth Volunteer of the Year, Dr. Anna Newcomb McGee Award for the Army Nurse of the Year, The Margaret Cochran Corbin Award for distinguished women in military service, Outstanding Teacher of American History, American History Scholarship Winner, DAR Good Citizen of the Year, Outstanding Community Service Award and DAR Conservation Award.

 

 


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