DAR attempts to set a ‘patriotism’ world record


By Lorna Hart - lhart@civitasmedia.com



This photo shows the Daughters of the American Revolution National Headquaters in Washington D.C. decorated for their 125th Anniversary Celebration. Courtesy Photo.


Things to know

The rules are exceptionally strict and must be followed exactly in order for the effort to be successful:

  • Individuals may submit only one letter each, local DAR chapters are collecting the letters for mailing, so everyone is invited to send a letter, you do not need to be a DAR member to participate.
  • There are no age restrictions as long as the letter meets all requirements.
  • Letters may be addressed to specific deployed individuals or to Active Duty Personnel. A list of military installations is available at www.DAR.org/WorldRecord.
  • Every letter must contain three components: a greeting such as Dear Soldier or Dear John Smith; an original message of support/appreciation; a closing salutation, examples are love, thanks, sincerely and a signature.
  • There is no size or length requirement. Both letters and cards may be used but each must contain the three elements.
  • All letters must be the original submission of the participant, no form letters will be accepted. They should be handwritten and include your return address on the envelope.
  • All letters must bear a 49 cent stamp first class US Postage so that they can be mailed.
  • No letter may be sealed; Officials from Guinness World Records will be sampling the letters to verify the letters comply with requirements.
  • The NSDAR will seal the letters before mailing.

MEIGS COUNTY — Return Jonathan Meigs Daughters of the American Revolution encourages all Meigs residents to join in honoring the military by participating in their ambitious goal to set a world record in patriotism.

Lynn Young, president general of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, announced the grand finale of the DAR Celebrate America! 2016 service initiative is to make a formal attempt to set a new record for the most letters to military personnel collected in one month.

For those unfamiliar with the Daughters of the American Revolution, it was founded in 1890 with the mission of promoting historic preservation, education and patriotism. This non-profit, non-political volunteer women’s service organization has many projects throughout the year, many that benefit men and women currently serving in the military.

Working with officials at the Guinness Book of World Records, the National DAR is asking for the letters to be brought by members to the NSDAR 125th Continental Congress in late June.

Young stated, “One of the most rewarding aspects of DAR membership is the ability to express our love of country through our support of America’s Armed Forces.”

She has asked all DAR members, along with anyone who would like to participate, to write a letter to help them with their goal of 10,000.

According Opal Grueser, president of the Return Johnathan Meigs DAR, letters or cards may be given to any DAR member, and if you don’t know a member, she asked that you call her at 740-992-3301. The Chapter will be happy to arrange to pick up your card or letter, or assistance any way they can.

For more details visit www.DAR.org/WorldRecord.

Contact Lorna Hart at 740-992-2155 Ext. 2551

This photo shows the Daughters of the American Revolution National Headquaters in Washington D.C. decorated for their 125th Anniversary Celebration. Courtesy Photo.
http://mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_11427371_1141460429212949_7303925787556609237_o-002.jpgThis photo shows the Daughters of the American Revolution National Headquaters in Washington D.C. decorated for their 125th Anniversary Celebration. Courtesy Photo.

By Lorna Hart

lhart@civitasmedia.com

Things to know

The rules are exceptionally strict and must be followed exactly in order for the effort to be successful:

  • Individuals may submit only one letter each, local DAR chapters are collecting the letters for mailing, so everyone is invited to send a letter, you do not need to be a DAR member to participate.
  • There are no age restrictions as long as the letter meets all requirements.
  • Letters may be addressed to specific deployed individuals or to Active Duty Personnel. A list of military installations is available at www.DAR.org/WorldRecord.
  • Every letter must contain three components: a greeting such as Dear Soldier or Dear John Smith; an original message of support/appreciation; a closing salutation, examples are love, thanks, sincerely and a signature.
  • There is no size or length requirement. Both letters and cards may be used but each must contain the three elements.
  • All letters must be the original submission of the participant, no form letters will be accepted. They should be handwritten and include your return address on the envelope.
  • All letters must bear a 49 cent stamp first class US Postage so that they can be mailed.
  • No letter may be sealed; Officials from Guinness World Records will be sampling the letters to verify the letters comply with requirements.
  • The NSDAR will seal the letters before mailing.

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