It has been three years since the last Continental Congress due to the pandemic. More than 4,000 DAR members attended from across the nation and world.
Theme for the Congress was ”Rise and Shine for America” selected by President General Denise Doring VanBuren, who had also attended the Nebraska DAR State Convention in March.
The members were excited to see the stunning renovations of Constitution Hall for the first time since its $15 million makeover.
Bev’s duties during the convention included greeting visitors and checking credentials at the 18th Street entrance, and to work at the Pamela Rouse Wright merchandise room at the J. W. Marriott Hotel. She had served as Wright’s Nebraska Campaign Chair.
Rouse Wright was installed as the new National DAR President General on July 4.
Two Nebraskans, Candace Cain of Burwell and Marcia Shavlik of Omaha, were sworn into office during the Congress. Cain is the 4th Vice President General, and Shavlik is Nebraska’s newest State Regent.
Complete story in the July 20 Albion News/Boone County Tribune, print and e-editions.