PREBLE COUNTY — The Daughters of the American Revolution group recently set an official Guinness World Records™ title in patriotism for “most letters to military personnel collected in one month.”
With an original goal of 10,000 letters to make the World Record, DAR members went above and beyond and gathered 100,904 letters to support service members and their families. The rules were that only one letter was to be written per person. According to DAR officials, communities and family members gratefully participated.
The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in 1890 to preserve the memory and spirit of those who contributed to securing American independence. Any woman 18 years or older, regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background, who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution is eligible for membership. DAR is one of the world’s largest and most active service organizations with over 183,000 members in approximately 3,000 chapters worldwide. These members passionately carry out the timeless mission of promoting historic preservation, education and patriotism. To learn more about the work of today’s DAR, visit www.dar.org.
Commodore Preble Chapter, NSDAR gives guidance and aid to those women who, to become a member, are working through their ancestry for proof of a patriot who either fought in, or aided the Revolutionary War. Meetings are held once a month. For information, call Linda Coleman at 937 456-3202.