In recent weeks, the James K. Polk Chapter, NSDAR, has been collecting letters to active duty military personnel. They joined DAR chapters across the U.S. in an effort to support the military, and possibly set a new world record. To set a new record, at least 10,000 letters need to be sent to active duty military personnel in one month. The James K. Polk chapter has gathered approximately 300 letters from school children and adults in the county.
Polk County letters will be delivered to the DAR State Contingent going to Continental Congress. Continental Congress is the annual, national meeting of the DAR. Daughters from across the country will meet in Washington, D.C., in June. There, a judge from Guinness World Records will inspect and count all the letters collected from across the U.S. Once counting is over, volunteers at the DAR national offices will then seal and mail all the letters collected.