National convention

Limestone CAR attends the 2022 National Convention

Limestone Society Children of the American Revolution) was well represented at the National Society Children of the American Revolution’s annual national convention in Arlington, Virginia, April 22-24.

Local delegates Taylor Watts and Leah Emberton served as state flag bearers during the convention. They were accompanied by senior executives Dena Green and Teresa Huber. Members participated in business sessions, the election of national officers, the memorial service, the official banquet and dance, and the installation of the National Council at Mount Vernon on the last day of the convention .

National President Jacob Shadinger, Illinois, led a successful national project with the OSCAR MIKE Foundation whose mission is to support veterans with disabilities. This non-profit organization organizes adapted sports clinics for veterans with physical disabilities. The goal is to show these veterans that their disabilities don’t limit them and that they can keep moving. The project raised over $41,000 for the OSCAR MIKE Foundation.

The Limestone Society was thrilled to receive first place for its patriotic education project that focused on learning about the history of military uniforms and creating a lesson plan to teach young students about uniforms. They have also achieved the Gold level of the National Merit Award with only 22 companies across the country achieving this highest level.

On the final day of the convention, Taylor Watts of Maysville and a student from St. Patrick’s High School were named the Kentucky Society’s 2022-2023 state president. Dena Green, Dover, was installed as senior Kentucky state president. The installation of national officers and state presidents is unique as the ceremony takes place on the grounds of George Washington’s Mount Vernon home, just below his tomb near the Potomac River.

CAR membership is open to young people from birth to 21 years of age who can prove descent from a Patriot of the American Revolution. Volunteers are available to help with family tracing. For more information, call Dena Green at 882-2011. Limestone Society is sponsored by Limestone Chapter DAR and George Mason Chapter SAR.