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Blog posts

  • On September 23rd, members and seniors met in Austin at the Texas School for the Deaf for State Project Day. Members brought school supplies for TSD students affected by Hurricane Harvey. Members attended a presentation about Deaf culture in Austin, Deaf awareness, and various Deaf clubs around Austin. We learned about the process of producing ASL Storytelling videos and toured the production studio. Afterwards, members were able to tour the school, as well as explore the fun carnival, featuring booths set up by various Deaf-owned businesses, and organizations. 
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  • T.S.C.A.R. members attended State Workshop in Houston. They loved seeing the enthusiasm throughout the room of children wanting to read for skits, but of course, only one could be the most enthusiastic. This year’s workshop enthusiast was Leah Salazar! Afterwards, the members enjoyed lunch and a fun game of “Guess the Sign!” 
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  • Fort Churchill Society and the Nevada State Society C.A.R. co-sponsored the first ever Carson City Community Flag Retirement Ceremony held Friday, November 2, at Fuji Park in Carson City, Nevada.  We partnered with the Battle Born Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution and the City of Carson City to host the ceremony.  More than 200 members of the community attended and 2,000 flags were retired.

    It was a very moving ceremony and a great tribute to our American flag and our veterans as we celebrated Veterans Day.

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  • The Jason Russell Society, along with the Col. Henry Knox Color Guard and Plymouth Chapter SAR marched in the huge America's Hometown Thanksgiving Parade in Plymouth, Massachusetts on Saturday, November 18th. This parade is one of America's only historically chronologic parades from the early 17th century to Ring #5! (As in super bowl ring... go Patriots!) Thank you to the Plymouth Chapter of the Massachusetts Society Sons of the American Revolution for inviting C.A.R. members. We had a blast!"
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  • On Sunday November 9, the Towamencin Society C.A.R. was visited by James Monroe all the way from Ash Lawn-Highlands, his home in Virginia.  He spoke about the Monroe Doctrine, the “Era of Good Feelings”, the two party system, the new treasury, the Louisiana Purchase, our expansion westward and his relations with other founding fathers.   Afterwards we translated 5 types of spy messages, played colonial games, colored pictures, tried on colonial outfits, wrote with quills and ate cream jumbles, apple pandowdy and lemon cake made by using Mrs. Monroe’s recipes.

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  • D.C.C.A.R. State President Thomas Misiano, along with members and Seniors attended the 50th Anniversary event for Theodore Roosevelt Island on October 29. Although the rain prevented a large turnout, the National Parks Service, along with the Friends of Theodore Roosevelt Island, executed a wonderful event, complete with a TR impersonator, among other speakers and displays. As part of the main event, Thomas presented a wreath in memory of TR, as the NPS Ranger described TR’s relationship to the DAR and SAR, as well as briefly explaining the State project which is to purchase discovery kits to be used to educate the public on topics related to TR.
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  • The Colorado State Society completed their 2nd Day of Service in October at the DeLaney Farm Historic Landmark. Alexander Miller, our Colorado State President’s Project “Preserving the Past to Educate the Future” includes accepting monetary donations and volunteering work hours. During this phase of the project, members picked up trash, painted, cleaned, and even located archaeological objects for future preservation. Our members are learning the value of preservation and the labor it takes to accomplish all facets of a project!

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  • The wreath laying service on September 15 at the American Veterans Traveling Tribute Wall was a moving experience as our Sevier Station Society President, Mary Bailey Grubbs, traced the name of a fallen relative. As we witnessed the Color Guards from local high schools and other organizations, Fort Campbell, KY paratroopers descended with an enormous American Flag. It was a memorable experience for all.
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  • On September 22nd, Sevier Station Society members visited the Montgomery County, TN Archives. It was amazing to tour the facility, check out deeds on the microfilm machine, and handle and clean 19th Century documents with archival gloves. We even got to learn more about the subject of the national project, "James Monroe Online," by examining and transcribing a letter written by President James Monroe. We presented the archivist, Miss Jill, with a "Mary's Magical Garden" state project pin. Thanks to the archives' staff for an amazing experience!
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  • On September 16, Sevier Station Society boys and girls met at Fort Defiance Civil War Park in Clarksville, TN for Sevier Days. Wow, were we impressed with the Native American and colonial frontier re-enactors! The program also included an authentic Revolutionary War fife and drum performance! Did you know that the drummers' coats were red? They were red so that the officers could see the drummers even through smoke!
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