Blog201819
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  • Members of the Children of the American Revolution joined with the DAR, SAR, and other patriotic organizations on January 19 to honor the sacrifice of the patriots who fought at the Battle of Cowpens.  Due to the government shutdown, the National Battlefield was closed, but the show went on with the 238th anniversary of the famous battle commemoration held at the Cherokee County History and Arts Museum in nearby Gaffney, South Carolina.  A reception followed at the Gaffney Visitors Center and Art Gallery.  The Battle of Cowpens, considered the turning point of the southern campaign, occurring on January 17, 1781.

    Tyler Cox
    South Carolina State President

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    South Carolina Battle of Cowpens

  • This year as Arizona State President for my state project I chose Honor Flight of Arizona! We have had a great year so far raising money and creating crafts for the veterans. As state president, I even had the opportunity to go on an Honor Flight in October. It was an incredible experience and I recommend it to anyone who has the chance.

     

    Lauren Kobley, Arizona State President 2018-2019

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    Arizona C.A.R. Honor Flight

  • Members of the William Byrd Society addressed Christmas cards to active military service members for Operation Christmas Cards for Troops Overseas. Nationwide, volunteers sent more than 150,000 cards and care packages this year to soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines.
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    William Byrd Society Christmas cards

  • Wreaths Across America- C.A.R. Sevier Station Society members joined DAR,SAR and the Color Guard as hosts of the 2018 ceremony at Resthaven Memorial Gardens in Clarksville, TN. A record 1,600 wreaths were placed with the help of society members.
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    Sevier Station Society Wreaths Across America 1
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    Sevier Station Society Wreaths Across America 2

  • December 2018
    Veteran and firefighter, Tim Dines gave a fantastic program on "how government helps vets" and went a step further by sharing the firefighter equipment/gear required for his job at Fort Campbell, KY.
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    Sevier Station Society members try on firefighter gear

  • Charles Merriman Society members participated in "Arts for Healing" making Bot Buddies for Yale Children’s Hospital. Members used symbols for Hope, Care, Bravery, Joy and Friendship. Gary Hirsch’s website provides further information and inspiration. Bot Buddies provide comfort for children during their hospital stay. This is a great project for Kids Helping Kids! Can you spot Abraham Lincoln and George Washington? Ask your school to get involved.

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    Bot buddies

  • January 12, 2019- Sevier Station Society members supported Empty Bowls Clarksville by hosting the annual "Paint a Bowl" event at the historic L&N train station in downtown Clarksville, TN. Dozens of painted bowls were donated to the fundraiser meal of bread and soup that supports the hungry in our community.
     
    Surprise guest, TSCAR State President, Grace White shared her project, "Tennessee Treasures" with the crowd that included C.A.R., DAR, SAR and guests. This worthy project is designed to raise funds for the restoration of James K. Polk artifacts housed in the Presidential home and museum in Columbia, TN.
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    Sevier Station Paint a Bowl January 2019

  • By Madeline McElroy

     

    Your local Daughters of the American Revolution Chapter is a great resource for your society. Ask about their current project goals and find a way to assist them. Have your society offer to be the guest presenter at one of their meetings. My local society recently gave a presentation about the American flag. Or join your local chapter during Christmas socials or their Mother’s Day Tea. This is one way to get to know their members. Another way to meet them is by proposing a combined activity such as walking in a parade together or a joint wreath laying ceremony. These events don’t always need to be formal. Try joining together for informal activity such as a relaxed picnic or maybe a volunteer event.  Caleb Cushing Society and Mary Chilton Chapter were able to combine for a card making event. Those cards were then donated to our local VA for our veterans to use for birthdays, graduations, anniversaries and more. You might also include them in your society’s events. My state project is working on the restoration of the State Theatre and I’m inviting Mary Chilton to join Caleb Cushing for the tour of the progress they are making. Ask DAR members who have areas of expertise, to come to your meetings and give you guidance on a particular project. You don’t need to stop at your local level either. Reach out to the DAR State Regent and ask if you can assist at the state conference. Many states will have C.A.R. Members serve as pages. Don’t hesitate to involve yourself in your local DAR. Find out what areas you are interested and get involved. 


  • Swamp Fox Society, Florida,  represented C.A.R. at the DAR building in Washington DC this summer!!
    Grandma Betty Schulz, Kacie, Kyle and Katy Peterson
     
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    Swamp Fox Society visits the DAR building
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    Swamp Fox Society members visit the DAR library

  • July 14, 2018 South Florida Packet Party.

    Trinity Putt Florida State 2nd Vice President,  and Taylor Putt, Florida State President, Kyle Peterson, FL State Chaplain, Joy Cadman, Tequesta Society Historian and George E. Cadman V, Tequesta Society President. Victoria Servideo Swamp Fox Treasurer, Ginger Poffenberger, Senior Florida State President

     

    The State Project for the Florida State Society C.A.R. is to raise funds for the rebuilding of the KITCHEN at the Historic Haile Homestead. The home was built in 1856 and has since been restored by a nonprofit and all volunteer organization.  Helping to preserve and create a deeper understanding of the importance of Florida's history. Smiling Faces in Historic Places is the theme.

     

    A great time was had by all!

     

    This blog post is respectfully sumbitted for the NSCAR blogsite by the Swamp Fox and Tequesta Societies of Florida.
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    South Florida packet party 2018