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By Mike Day
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Julie Pittmann attends DAR national convention


July 12, 2018 | View PDF

Julie Pittmann

Julie Pittmann, center, concluded her two-year term as state regent and as a national board officer with National President Ann Dillon's presentation of the honorary state regent sash and pin during the final session.

Julie Pittmann, Washington regent for the Daughters of the American Revolution, joined more than DAR 3,500 members last week in the nation's capital for the 127th Continental Congress, the service organization's annual meeting.

The week-long convention consisted of business sessions, committee meetings and social functions and was topped off with formal evening ceremonies at which national award winners are honored.

At the ceremony honoring our nation's military personnel and veterans, they welcomed Rear Admiral Joseph M. Vojvodich, Deputy for Mission Support for the U.S. Coast Guard, as keynote speaker. Pittmann presented a certificate and service coin by the Department of Defense Vietnam Commemorative Project to Vice Chair Mike Rhodes and his associate, for her work honoring U.S. veterans, including Vietnam and Korea.

Another highlight included dedication of Pittmann's state regent project to place benches at DAR headquarters to honor "Women Who Serve." A similar bench will be dedicated in Rosalia this November.

The national DAR was founded in 1890 to promote historic preservation, education and patriotism. Its members are descended from the patriots who won American independence during the Revolutionary War. With more than 185,000 members in approximately 3,000 chapters worldwide, DAR is one of the world's largest and most active service organizations.


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