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Daughters of the American Revolution Host District Meeting

BY MELANIE WADE – The James K. Polk Chapter of Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) hosted the district meeting for the Caddo District Daughters at the Ouachita Center on Wednesday, June 14. Eleven chapters from the district attended the all-day meeting. The local chapter was chartered in 2009 and this is the first time they have ...

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James K. Polk Chapter – DAR Installs New Members

The James K. Polk Chapter, Society of Daughters of the American Revolution were pleased to install new members to their organization on Thursday, October 20. Three of the new members were in attendance at the meeting and pledged to faithfully protect the U.S. Constitution and the Society. Those installed are pictured with Regent, Dotty Kinnon (l to r): Kinnon; Shirley Eudey; ...

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DAR Presents Constitution for Kids

The ‘Constitution for Kids’ was presented by the James K. Polk Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution on Saturday, September 17, at the Polk County Library. This week is Constitution Week, which is the commemoration of America’s most important document. It is celebrated annually during the week of September 17-23. Representatives from DAR spoke to student participants about ...

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DAR Attempts to Break Record

SUBMITTED – 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. ...

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DAR Seeks Letters for Soldiers in Attempt to Break Guiness World Record

BY MELANIE BUCK – The James K. Polk Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, have announced that they will take part in achieving a patriotism record in the Guinness Book of World Records this year. As the grand finale for both DAR’s Celebrate America! And Celebrate 125 commemorations, the National Society of the DAR is staging an official attempt for ...

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DAR Receives Award, Looks to Set World Record

BY MELANIE BUCK – An honorable award has been bestowed upon the James K. Polk Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, or DAR as they are more commonly known. The elite Golden Eagle Club recognizes chapters that posted a 10% net increase in membership during each year of the current administration. The certificate will be given at the 125th Continental ...

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DAR Named a Vietnam Commemorative Partner – Parade & Cook-Out Planned to Honor Veterans

BY MELANIE BUCK – In part of honoring Veterans this Veteran’s Day, the James K. Polk Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, have recently become a Vietnam Anniversary Commemorative Partner, along with 44 sister DAR chapters from around the state. There are over 8,000 partners nationwide. This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War. The partnership was created ...

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America Celebrates U.S. Constitution

DAR Promotes Constitution Week Awareness SUBMITTED – September 17, 2015 begins the national celebration of Constitution Week, the weeklong commemoration of America’s most important document. This landmark idea that men had the inalienable right as individuals to be free and live lives under their own governance was the impetus of the American Revolution. “Constitution Week is the perfect opportunity to ...

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DAR and Local History Teacher Receive State Awards

BY MELANIE BUCK – James K. Polk Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution hosted guest speaker Bonnie Lyda at their monthly meeting on March 18. Lyda gave the history of military background in her family, going back several generations. Lyda has traced her family military history back to her great (times 6) grandfather, Samuel Campbell Clegg, who fought in the ...

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Mena High Senior Madison Sherrer Gets Good Citizen Award

MENA, AR – Thursday, February 20, 2014, the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) James K. Polk Chapter selected Mena High School senior Madison Sherrer as first-place winner in a Good Citizen Program and Scholarship contest. Sherrer’s essay was entitled “Our American Heritage and Our Responsibility for Preserving It: How Does One’s Personal Heritage Affect One’s Duties to ...

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