DAR sets Guinness World Record for patriotism

Daughters of the American Revolution set a world record for patriotism with more than 100,000 letters sent to military personnel in one month. Photo courtesy Daughters of the American Revolution

Members of Bay Village's Martha Devotion Huntington chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution participated as the National Society DAR set an official Guinness World Record title in patriotism for "Most Letters to Military Personnel Collected in One Month."

The goal of 10,000 letters to active-duty service members was exceeded with a total of 100,904 letters. Individuals could write only one letter each but could solicit participation in the community. All letters were handwritten, stamped and delivered in person to DAR Headquarters in Washington, D.C., during the group's Continental Congress annual meeting, this year celebrating DAR's 125th anniversary.

"This record-setting achievement provides the latest measure of the collective force of the DAR’s appreciation for the United States Military, while simultaneously fostering human connection between the American people and those who defend our freedom," the organization said in a press release. "As devoted stewards of the legacy of the Revolutionary War generation, Daughters feel equally compelled to express appreciation for the valor, sacrifice and commitment of today’s active-duty service members. Each letter represents the support of a grateful nation.

DAR Members have proven lineal descent from a Patriot of the Revolutionary War. For more information contact Doris Gorgas, lablady76@wowway.com.

Deb Marisch

Past Regent of Martha Devotion Huntington Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.

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Volume 8, Issue 14, Posted 9:50 AM, 07.19.2016