On September 17, 2020 at 4:00 p.m., from sea to shining sea, bells rang throughout America in celebration of the United States Constitution! Abendschone Chapter participated in ringing the bells in honor of the completion of the 4,400 word document — our U.S. Constitution. Constitution Week is recognized September 17-23. This is the 233rd year of the signing of the US Constitution.
This document was so important to the Daughters of the American Revolution that in 1955, the National Society petitioned the United States Congress to approve an official annual celebration of our Constitution. The following year, on August 2, 1956, President Eisenhower declared that every September 17th thereafter would mark the beginning of a week-long celebration of this unique and innate founding document. We should be proud of DAR’s involvement in the creation of this nationwide observance – and we should be sure to celebrate it publicly to remind all Americans of its significance.
Holly Blair, National Chair, Constitution Week Committee
Pictured (l to r): Shane Lewis (Berryville High), Madison Cannady (Eureka Springs High), Madison Smalley (Green Forest High – who was also the first prize essay winner), Dana Sue Busch (DAR).
The annual DAR Good Citizens Awards ceremony, given by the local Abendschone Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR), was held at the Cornerstone Bank in Eureka Springs on Thursday, February 13, 2020. Seniors from three local schools were given certificates, pins, and scholarship monies during the ceremony by Dana Sue Busch, DAR Good Citizens chairperson.
The student selected as the school’s DAR Good Citizen must have the following qualities: Dependability (truthfulness, honesty, punctuality, etc.), Service (cooperation, helpfulness, responsibility, etc.), Leadership (personality, self-control, initiative, etc.), Patriotism (unselfish loyalty to American ideals).
The local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Eureka Springs, Abendschone Chapter NSDAR, met at Peachtree Village at Holiday Island on October 12, 2019 to celebrate the DAR National Day of Service. Continue reading →
At the June 14, 2019 Flag Day ceremony at the local Holiday Island Elks Lodge, members of the Abendschone Chapter, NSDAR participated, in costume, as flag bearers. Pictured in front of the flag display, representing several historic American flags ranging from pre-Revolution to the current 50 star version, are those members attending the ceremony.