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Local Delegates at DAR Convention

Members of the Mount Vernon Chapter based in Alexandria were in attendance at the 121st Continental Congress, the annual convention of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.

Guest speakers for the opening night ceremonies were Abraham Lincoln scholar Harold Holzer, who received the DAR History Award Medal, and Dr. Nido Qubein, president of High Point University, who received the DAR Americanism Award given to distinguished naturalized citizens.

On National Defense Night, an evening that honored the nation’s military personnel and veterans, the keynote address was delivered by General David Petraeus, U.S. Army (Ret.), director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Holly Petraeus was also honored during the ceremony with the first President General’s Medallion for her lifelong commitment to supporting military families.

While at Congress, Alexandria residents attended the Virginia Luncheon along with various business sessions and workshops. In attendance were Chapter Regent Gail Eger, Joan Poland, Laura Buckner and Morgan Buckner. Morgan Buckner served as a Continental Congress Page.

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