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Missouri State Society Daughters of the American Revolution State Schools Chairman and member of the Jauflione Chapter NSDAR of Memphis, Susan Miller recently attended the 124th NSDAR Continental Congress in Washington DC.

Susan traveled with 57 “Missouri Bluebirds” who flew to Washington D.C. for eight days of touring historic places in West Virginia, Virginia, Washington D.C. and attending Continental Congress at the National DAR Headquarters.

The “Bluebirds” toured the declassified Cold War Bunker for Congress at the Greenbrier Resort near Lewisburg, WV, an Exhibition coal mine and the wonderful Tamarack Art Center of Beckley, West Virginia.

Robert E Lee’s Chapel, on the Campus of Washington and Lee University and Virginia Military Institute museum in Lexington, Virginia provided the visitors with a wealth of information.

After a home cooked meal and a little shopping at Cracker Barrel, the group returned to Washington DC.

The “Bluebirds” attended the Missouri Event, honoring 60 years of “Missouri Bluebirds’ at Clyde’s restaurant and enjoyed their famous crab cakes!

The group was proud to finally get to tour the White House, Arlington National Cemetery and viewed the many monuments honoring our Veterans.

Braving the wind and rain, Susan and three other Missouri Daughters attended the Washington Nationals vs. the Atlanta Braves ballgame at Nationals Park with several thousand loyal National fans!

At Constitutional Hall, the largest building in the world solely run by women, meetings were conducted with over 3,800 DAR members in attendance.

Patriotism, Historic Preservation, DAR Schools and Juniors Luncheons entertained guests with music and programs on DAR’s contribution to each.

Education Awards Night, National Defense Night and Celebrate America Night brought to the stage many

Outstanding Award winners, including Lt. General Michelle Johnson, Superintendent of the United States Air Force Academy and J.R. Martinez, veteran and motivational speaker gave a message to inspire everyone.

Celebration of the 125th Anniversary of DAR ended the week.

Daughters of the American Revolution was founded by four women with a passion for preserving history, providing education for those without and honoring our veterans and those serving in the military with acts of patriotism. The society’s motto is “GOD. HOME and COUNTRY!

Submitted by Susan Miller MSSDAR