DAR Marks Milestone With Letter Project

To commemorate its 125th anniversary, the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) took on a unique project to conclude its “Celebrate America” theme.

Members are collecting letters to soldiers in an attempt to create a new world record for the most letters to soldiers collected in a single month.

The Wellington chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Spirit of Liberty Chapter, worked in conjunction with the King’s Academy National Honor Society to help make this world record possible.

National Honor Society sponsor and Spirit of Liberty member Deanna Mayer coordinated the project, along with History Department Chair John Raines, who encouraged students to write letters in their history classes.

TKA’s National Honor Society collected 639 letters, which were presented to Spirit of Liberty Regent Rosemary Mouring and Vice Regent Linda Bennett on April 27 at the school.

The letters will be hand delivered by Vice Regent Linda Bennett at the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Continental Congress, which will be held in Washington, D.C., next month.

ABOVE: Spirit of Liberty Regent Rosemary Mouring; National Honor Society students Emily Haine, Carissa Martin and Alyssa Blakeney; National Honor Society Sponsor Deanna Mayer; Spirit of Liberty Vice Regent Linda Bennett; and TKA Principal Sonya Jones with letters from the letter drive.