Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Continental Congress

At the end of June, I traveled to Washington, DC for the 120th Continental Congress of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.  We roomed with our friends (and new-found cousins) Teri and Callah McLeod.

It is always a lot of fun traveling to DC to visit with old friends and to make new friends.  It was beautiful weather - not too hot.

On Tuesday evening we attended the Illinois Supper.  This is always well attended by ladies from all over the country.  The keynote speaker was Tammy Duckworth who spoke about efforts to improve health care for female veterans.

Illinois State Regent Luanne Bruckner, Amanda, Tammy Duckworth, Callah

Wednesday evening was opening night.  There were several speakers from the various 9/11 memorials. 

On Thursday, we attended the Units Overseas luncheon.  There is a bazaar with gift items from the various countries where DAR has chapters outside the USA.  It was a lot of fun to shop.

Thursday afternoon, we had a little free time - we ended up at the National Archives where we toured their exhibits and saw the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.  Not enough time to research, unfortunately.

Friday was business sessions, and Saturday we attended the Junior Membership luncheon.

I worked in the DAR library helping members who were working on their lineage, and my daughter worked at the C.A.R. sales table selling C.A.R. merchandise and promoting C.A.R.  All in all, it was a fun week!

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