C.A.R. Blog

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The N.S.C.A.R. Blog is a space for societies to share public information about past events, service projects, historic celebrations, and meetings! Read all about it!

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  • On October 19, 2019, the George Ross Society, Lancaster, PA, attended the dedication of a restored Obelisk, which honors patriots from the Donegal Springs, PA area who served in the Revolutionary War.  The Donegal Society, the DAR Witness Tree Chapter, and the local Sons of the Revolution shepherded the project, and the Sons financed it generously.  It was a beautiful afternoon of fellowship! Notice the "before" and "after" photos of the monument - the obelisk now looks to be brand new.
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  • Members of the Bernardo de Galvez Society, Texa helped with stuffing pocket honor flags in collaboration with the D.A.R. George Washington Chapter, Galveston, Texas, for the Honor Flight arriving at Hobby International Airport in Houston on October 19th, welcoming home WW2, Korean and Vietnam Veterans.
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  • On October 13th, the members of the Bernardo de Galvez Society, Friendswood Texas, held a regular meeting with two informative presentations. The first was our President's "Battleship Texas Jeopardy Game", an informative and fun game to educate and raise awareness of our State President's Project, "Come on Texas, Battleship Texas". Our members and guests were divided into two teams, each with a captain to raise a mini American flag if they knew the answer to the question presented. Since our President created the game, he moderated it and everyone's enthusiasm and spirit of competition was in full force as they learned all about the Battleship Texas's contributions through both World Wars and the need to preserve her legacy for future generations to come. All were winners that day as the purpose was for education (and they enjoyed their treat bags afterwards). 
    Our next presentation was on the 19th Amendment presented by our Second Vice President. We all wore something white, or a hat from that era, to honor the Suffragette Movement. Our members didn't disappoint and enjoyed holding up posters, wearing sashes, marching, and learning interesting facts about the movement that led to the ratification of the 19th amendment in 1920, giving women the right to vote in the United States.
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  • The Col. Samuel Ward Society, Rhode Island worked side by side with the DAR and SAR to create a beautiful float with a family tree “Honoring our Patriots” for the annual Columbus Day Parade and the town’s 350 Year Anniversary Celebration.  Members and seniors enjoyed a beautiful fall day handing out flags and flag code booklets to hundreds who gathered along the streets to watch the parade.  Everyone enjoyed seeing the children and seniors in their Colonial clothing.
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  • On September 29, 2019 members of the Swamp Fox Society in Pompano Beach, Florida visited the Florida Citrus Model Train Society. Thank you to Joe Motes of the SAR in Fort Lauderdale for inviting us to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Trans-Continental Railroad and learn about the history of train travel in America.

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  • Captain Matthew Ramsay Society, California is busy collecting shoes for the State President’s Project, Soles 4 Souls. On October 8 they packed 235 pairs of shoes into 11 packing boxes which will be taken to the nearest UPS and mailed. To-date, the society with its sponsoring bodies, Santa Clara Chapter DAR and California District VI DAR, have collected and donated 308 pairs of shoes for those in need.
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  • Members of the Samuel Jones Society in Texas attended the Constitution Week luncheon held by the Corpus Christi DAR chapter on Saturday, September 21, 2019. They rang bells to celebrate our freedom and listened to a wonderful presentation by Dr. Peter Moore on the framing of the Constitution. Society President Jacob C. assisted the DAR Chapter Curator with setting-up and taking-down the flags.
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  • The Elisha Winn Society hosted a social for the Georgia State Society President at the annual Winn Fair on October 5, 2019.  The day included an etiquette lesson from a retired teacher, a blacksmith lesson from the Society librarian, and a tour of the oldest home of the Gwinnett County, Georgia and possibly the oldest building in metropolitan Atlanta.
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  • The Governor William Bradford Society in Rhode Island hosted a state duckpin bowling social on Oct. 5. Society President Liam K. had fun bowling and eating pizza with his C.A.R. friends and family. The duckpin bowling social, now in its third year, is quickly becoming a RI C.A.R. tradition enjoyed by members and seniors alike!
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  • Los Angeles Eschscholtzia DAR teamed up with C.A.R. to perform a skit and get kids involved in the American history essay contest. We visited three fifth-grade classes and were interviewed as passengers of the Mayflower. We then took questions from the kids and I am happy to report all 3/5 grade classes are participating in the history essay contest.
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