A Piano for Valor House

Hello Friends,

My eyes are filled with tears as I am so happy and very proud of The Utah State Society Daughters of the American Revolution
for their creative piano pin fundraiser organized by the Uintah Chapter to purchase a Traditional/Digitized Piano for our once homeless Veterans who now reside at the Valor House in Salt Lake City. We were delighted to be joined by a couple of our Children of the American Revolution girls. Thank you Utah Daughters for supporting the State Regent’s Piano Project!

Sharing ‘Our Legacy of Love,’ with our community,

Kathryn Asay,

Utah State Regent

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

A Year of Serving

Hello Friends,

Throughout 2020, our eleven DAR Chapters have shared their talents and donations for Utah from St. George to Logan.  Here are several beautiful pictures of our DAR Service to America as we honor our communities, our veterans, and our Active Military personnel.  Utah DAR is delighted to share “Our Legacy of Love” in friendship and service 365 days a year.
In DAR service and friendship,
Kathryn Asay,
Utah State Regent

Christmas Greetings from the National Society

Hello Friends,

This is the holiday message from our President General Denise VanBuren. Please watch the video tour.

“Happy Holidays from DAR Headquarters! The pandemic may have kept us from hosting our traditional Open House this year, but it couldn’t stop us from decorating our House Beautiful! If you’re in the metro D.C. area, we invite you to come see our Holiday Illumination in person. Otherwise, check out the Today’s DAR Blog post from today for a peak at our decorations and other suggestions for ways you can celebrate the holidays virtually. We even have a surprise video message from Santa!”

Check it all out here: https://blog.dar.org/dar-headquarters-holiday-highlights

Sharing ‘Our Legacy of Love’ this Holiday season,

Kathryn Asay,

Utah State Regent

The Day that Lives in Infamy

Hello Friends,
As we pause to remember the the surprise attack which occurred at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii that ushered our nation into WWII, the Utah Daughters would like to specifically remember those serving on the USS Utah.
This is an interesting article published about the “forgotten battleship” of Pearl Harbor.
The Utah State Society Daughters of the American Revolution share their “Legacy of Love” in remembrance of those who sacrificed their lives on December 7th, 1941.
Respectfully,
Kathryn Asay,
Utah  State Regent

Utah Daughters participate in National DAR Day of Service

Hello Friends,

As we celebrated the 130th Anniversary of NSDAR in October, Utah Daughters were busy in a variety of ways serving their communities for the “National DAR Day of Service”. 

Bald Eagle Chapter collected trash along the highway.

Color Country Chapter volunteered at Switch Point Food Pantry stocking shelves and packing food boxes.

Golden Spike Chapter put together over 50 meals for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America in Roy, Utah.

Princess Timpanogos Chapter made educational games for children with learning disabilities in the Granite School District.

Pony Express Chapter collected food and clothing for a Women’s Shelter Refuge.

Sego Lily Chapter collected cleaning supplies for Safe Harbor Women’s Shelter and 96 pounds of food for the Bountiful Food Bank.

Salt Lake Valley Chapter,  as part of Service to Veterans, collected hygiene products for the homeless because many of them are veterans. Items collected were taken to a homeless shelter.

Uintah Chapter made and donated 50 sack lunches for the youth at Midvale Family Resources Center.

Spirit of America Chapter picked up trash along their very own stretch of an adopted highway.

Wasatch Range Chapter delivered pizzas and other foods to families in need.

We are so proud of the Utah Daughters serving in the community for the Day of Service.

Sharing “Our Legacy of Love” as we “Rise and Shine for America,”
Kathryn Asay
Utah State Regent

DAR Distinguished Citizen Ceremony

Hello Friends,
As the Utah State Regent, I was  joined by the Wasatch Range Chapter Regent Kelly Bullock and the DAR National Defense Committee State Chair Debbie Hoyt  to present the DAR Distinguished Citizen Medal to Utah Attorney General Sean D. Reyes.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and its symbolic color is purple. Utah Daughters, joined by members of  Children of the American Revolution, gathered to acknowledge domestic violence survivors and be a voice for its victims.  Attorney General Reyes has been one of those voices for victims with his years of courageous and honorable service in protecting and rescuing hundreds of women and children from human trafficking  both in Utah and worldwide.  The ceremony was held in the Utah State Capitol’s Gold Room.
Attorney General Reyes graciously accepted this recognition and shared about his own experiences with his “Legacy of Love.”
Sharing “Our Legacy of Love” through service and friendship,
Kathryn Asay
Utah State Regent

Celebrating a Century with the Berlin Candy Bomber

Hello Friends,

I’m so pleased to share that our State Society and the Wasatch Range Chapter hosted a fantastic 100th Birthday Party for Colonel Gail Halvorsen, the WWII Berlin Candy Bomber, on Saturday, October 10th, 2020.

A drive-by parade was held complete with decorated classic cars and a police escort. Bagpipers, military personnel, DAR members, CAR members, his family, and the community honored and celebrated this great man.

Colonel Halvorsen was presented Quilt of Valor by Wasatch Range Chapter Regent Kelly Schaeffer-Bullock. The quilt is a “tangible reminder that there are hundreds of millions of women and men throughout this land and throughout the world, who are forever in your debt,” Mrs. Schaeffer-Bullock said.

We are so honored to have been able to celebrate one of Utah’s very own heroes!

In DAR service and friendship,

Kathryn Asay

Constitution Week with the Governor

Hello Friends,

Several USSDAR Executive Board Members, Constitution Week Committee State Co-Chairs and Honorary State Regents were honored to ring the joyous “Constitution Bells” with Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert at the Utah State Capitol.

In DAR Service and Friendship,

Kathryn  Asay,

Utah State Regent, 2020-2022