Grand Canyon Chapter DAR hosts annual awards assembly

Scottsdale-chartered Grand Canyon Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution highlighted outstanding service in the community at its annual awards assembly buffet luncheon March 5 at Chaparral Suites, Scottsdale.

Nationwide and locally, DAR promotes historic preservation, education and patriotism through its committees.

Awards were given to area students and adults who forward the nation’s heritage by chairmen of the following committees: American History, Chapter Historian, DAR Good Citizen, DAR Service for Veterans, Junior American Citizens, Special Education, and Public Relations and Media.

Honorary Regent, Katie Paulsen, presented an interactive program, “The ABC’s of the N.S.C.A.R. Museum,” accompanied by her two-year-old son, David, a member of the Tempe-based Hohokam Society, National Society Children of the American Revolution (N.S.C.A.R.)

Ms. Paulsen also serves as a senior advisor to the Hohokam Society. The chapter awarded a donation to the Hohokam Society and presented a certificate of appreciation to David Paulsen.

N.S.C.A.R., created in 1895 by DAR and chartered by an act of Congress, provides patriotic education and leadership training to children under the age of 22. Eligible members, like DAR members, have proven descent from a Revolutionary War patriot.

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The next Grand Canyon chapter meeting is April 2. Guests are welcome.
The chapter will also hold a rededication of the Stoneman Military Route Historical Marker March 19 at McDowell Mountain Regional Park. Funding for the project was made possible by a grant from the National Society DAR and through sponsorship of the chapter.

For details, contact chapter regent Kathy Shields at 602-820-5427.

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