L i b e r t ad’s DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) Regent Catherine Kuchan and First Vice- Regent Ann Rogers had the pleasure of speaking to a group of Dayton High School Junior and Senior JROTC students, Tuesday, Oct. 5. In addition to giving the history of DAR, they explained its educational programs, veteran connections, and opportunities for scholarships. DAR members volunteer millions of service hours annually, supporting active- duty military personnel, as well as veterans.
The ladies stressed the connection between JROTC and DAR through their love of patriotism. DAR promotes patriotism through many activities including their annual Constitution Day Luncheon, Good Citizen’s Award, history essay contest, donating flags, and similar programs.
These amazing kids, most of whom plan to join different branches of the military, were engaged and excited to receive an American flag, pen, and other goodies from the DAR ladies. Some of the cadets will visit Libertad’s monthly meeting in January to share information about Dayton’s JROTC with the chapter members. In the spring, the Libertad Chapter gives a medal to one cadet (male or female) as chosen by the school’s JROTC leaders; the recipient is chosen for outstanding ability and achievement in loyalty, character, patriotism, l ead e r s h i p, mili tary discipline, and scholastic achievement (top 25% of class) during their participation in the JROTC program.
Many thanks go to Chief Warrant Officer Tash and 1st Sergeant Matthews for welcoming DAR into their classroom.