DAR’s Inauguration contribution

Hello Friends,

This lovely bronze DAR Eagle Lectern has been used in the four previous Presidential Inauguration luncheons.

It was the official podium used in Memorial Continental Hall and was presented to the 14th DAR Continental Congress in 1905 by the now disbanded Flintlock and Powderhorn Chapter of Rhode Island as a pledge of “loyalty to the organization, and in the interest of purity, patriotism and peace.”

Once again, it was loaned to the Inaugural Committee. Today, we saw it during the presentation of gifts from Congress as COVID-19 precautions prevented the luncheon from occurring.

For more information about the lectern’s history, check out the DAR blog:

https://blog.dar.org/dar-eagle-lectern-loaned-inaugural-committee

With patriotism in our hearts as we “rise and shine for America,”

Kathryn Asay,

Utah State Regent

Wreaths Across America

 Hello Friends,
 
Each year, Utah DAR members are honored to show their gratitude and patriotism by laying thousands of wreaths at the graves of deceased veterans in cemeteries across the length of our state from Logan in the North to St. George in the South.  Outgoing Governor Gary Herbert declared December 19th as Wreaths Across America day in Utah. This regent is proud that our State Society had 100% Chapter Participation.
Sharing ‘Our Legacy of Love’ through patriotic service,
Kathryn Asay,
Utah State Regent