C.A.R. Blog

Blog201819
The N.S.C.A.R. Blog is a space for societies to share public information about past events, service projects, historic celebrations, and meetings! Read all about it!

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  • 2 Feb 2019. D.C. State Society members took a tour of the Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens along the trail overlooking wetlands of the Anacostia river.  The State President's project is about raising money to provide more wetlands to help clean up the Anacostia River.

     

    This tour of the Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens was part of the activities for the D.C.C.A.R. State Conference.

     

    Inocencio "Chencho" Orta

    D.C.C.A.R. State President

     

    Kathryn Orta

    D.C.C.A.R. Senior State President

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    DC aquatic gardens
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    DC aquatic gardens with Park Ranger

  • Connecticut C.A.R. is working hard to make awareness of and to raise funds for two educational and rehabilitation centers for birds of prey. State President Braden Wallace’s project emphasizes learning about America’s nation symbol, the American Bald Eagle.

    We now have a chance to watch 2 eaglets at Berry College using their eagle cam. The second eaglet was born on February 21, 2019.


    https://www.facebook.com/berrycollegeeagles/


    Berry College was founded in 1902 by DAR Member Martha Berry to provide high school education to rural youth and became the first approved DAR school in 1904.


    Be sure to tune into the Berry College eagle cam and watch these eaglets grow.


  • January 6th, 2019 - The Connecticut C.A.R took a field trip to the Shepaug Dam Nature Center in Southbury, CT to hopefully view American Bald Eagles in the wild. State President Braden Wallace's project is to bring awareness to and raise funds for educational and rehabilitation centers for birds of prey, especially bald eagles.

    Unfortunately we never got to see any eagles, but we did see two red tailed hawks. The highlight of our visit was a very interesting talk given to us by the naturalist on duty. We met at Maggie McFly's for our winter meeting and enjoyed a nice luncheon.
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    Connecticut visits Bald Eagles

  • On Tuesday, November 28, 2018 I was able to attend a funeral for Stanley Stoltz, a 73 year old Vietnam veteran who died seemingly alone. A notice was placed in the local newspaper inviting the public to attend, as there was no known family. When I became aware of the notice I decided that I had to attend to honor Mr. Stoltz’s life and service to our country.

    As I arrived at the Omaha National Cemetery, it was very clear that I was not going to be alone or even one of the few to attend his funeral. More than 400 people arrived that day. Military officers from Offutt Air Force Base, ROTC and JROTC cadets, Honor Guards, Veterans, and members of patriotic organizations joined local community members to honor Private First Class Stanley C. Stoltz, who only a few in attendance had ever met.


    Chaplain Roy Edwards, who performs many funeral services at the Omaha National Cemetery said “Most get six to eight cars, 15 at most, this is hundreds.” The turnout was a spectacular show of patriotism from Nebraska. I was lucky I was able to be there and I wish you could of been too.


    All funerals at national cemeteries are listed target="_blank" style="color:#0000ff;" rel="nofollow">https://www.cem.va.gov/dailyburialschedule/. I encourage everyone to attend a service, to honor one of you local veterans and help increase the number of cars at a funeral. I think you will find the experience as meaningful as I did.

    Nella Dolan

    Nebraska State President
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    Stanley Stoltz

  • February 9, 2019 - The Georgia State Society was well represented at the 240th Battle of Kettle Creek in Washington, GA. Members had a booth at the Living History with Corn Husk Doll demonstrations, marched in the Revolutionary Days parade with SAR & DAR members, and conducted a 13 flag ceremony at the top of War Hill.
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    Georgia Battle of Kettle Creek 1
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    Georgia Battle of Kettle Creek 2
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    Georgia Battle of Kettle Creek 3

  • Members of the Children of the American Revolution joined with the DAR, SAR, and other patriotic organizations on January 19 to honor the sacrifice of the patriots who fought at the Battle of Cowpens.  Due to the government shutdown, the National Battlefield was closed, but the show went on with the 238th anniversary of the famous battle commemoration held at the Cherokee County History and Arts Museum in nearby Gaffney, South Carolina.  A reception followed at the Gaffney Visitors Center and Art Gallery.  The Battle of Cowpens, considered the turning point of the southern campaign, occurring on January 17, 1781.

    Tyler Cox
    South Carolina State President

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    South Carolina Battle of Cowpens

  • This year as Arizona State President for my state project I chose Honor Flight of Arizona! We have had a great year so far raising money and creating crafts for the veterans. As state president, I even had the opportunity to go on an Honor Flight in October. It was an incredible experience and I recommend it to anyone who has the chance.

     

    Lauren Kobley, Arizona State President 2018-2019

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    Arizona C.A.R. Honor Flight

  • Members of the William Byrd Society addressed Christmas cards to active military service members for Operation Christmas Cards for Troops Overseas. Nationwide, volunteers sent more than 150,000 cards and care packages this year to soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines.
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    William Byrd Society Christmas cards

  • Wreaths Across America- C.A.R. Sevier Station Society members joined DAR,SAR and the Color Guard as hosts of the 2018 ceremony at Resthaven Memorial Gardens in Clarksville, TN. A record 1,600 wreaths were placed with the help of society members.
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    Sevier Station Society Wreaths Across America 1
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    Sevier Station Society Wreaths Across America 2

  • December 2018
    Veteran and firefighter, Tim Dines gave a fantastic program on "how government helps vets" and went a step further by sharing the firefighter equipment/gear required for his job at Fort Campbell, KY.
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    Sevier Station Society members try on firefighter gear