The annual Daughters of the American Revolution meeting begins with Opening Night. I had a unique perspective because I was seated on the platform as a presiding officer of another lineage organization.
After all the flags of all the states, and foreign countries where DAR has a chapter are carried in, the National Officers process in. This is followed by a dramatic unfurling of a large American Flag from the ceiling.
The next day, I was at the Units Overseas Luncheon. I was representing my daughter's chapter in Guam - the Mariana Islands chapter. Because they are over 8000 miles away, it is difficult for any of them to attend, so I read their report and sold some items as fundraisers for them.