World War One Centennial Commission, DAR plan commemoration efforts
By Chris Isleib
Director of Public Affairs, U.S. World War One Centennial Commission
On October 4, World War One Centennial Commission Executive Director Daniel Dayton, was hosted by the Daughters of the American Revolution President General Ann Turner Dillon at the DAR headquarters in Washington, DC. The two leaders discussed partnership between our organizations in our commemorative & educational efforts.
After the meeting, Mr. Dayton stated "We are honored to be working with the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution to tell the story of World War I. Our organizations could not be more closely aligned in our shared purposes of Historic Preservation, Education, and Patriotism.
"One hundred years ago, the Daughters of the American Revolution organization played a significant role in support of the war, by providing volunteers, ambulance drivers, donating their national headquarters for wartime office space, and in so many other ways. They also played a major role in the peace following the war, by donating funds and resources to the tragic victims of the war, to help them rebuild their shattered lives.
"Their generous example, then, and now, truly qualify them as a valued partner for us, on the road ahead."
Mrs. Dillon added, “DAR is proud to be able to support the mission of the World War One Centennial Commission and we look forward to working together to bring awareness to this important part of our history and recognize the efforts of all those who served in various capacities during World War One.”