Aloha Chapter NSDAR House & Library

Aloha Chapter NSDAR House & Library HI State Organization was organized in 1924. The Aloha Chapter NSDAR was organized March 5, 1897 Our Chapter Number is 375.
National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Hawaii State Organization was Organized 1924 Aloha Chapter NSDAR Organized March 5, 1897 Chapter Number 375 Incorporated 1945 Territory of Hawaii Incorporated 1959 State of Hawaii “The content contained herein does not necessarily represent the position of the NSDAR. Hyperlinks to other sites are not the responsibility of the NSDAR, the state organizations, or individual DAR chapters..”
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With more than 120 years of tradition, over 920,000 members admitted since its founding, a vast array of service work, an historic National Headquarters building with extraordinary collections, and countless activities taking place locally, nationally and globally, there is much to learn about the Daughters of the American Revolution. The organization was founded in 1890 with the simple mission of promoting historic preservation, education and patriotism. These timeliness, overarching principles keep the DAR strong and vitally relevant in this ever-changing world. This nonprofit, nonpolitical volunteer women's service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history and securing America's future through better education consists of nearly 175,000 members in 3,000 chapters across the world. These vibrant, active women are the heart of the organization.

As we close out NATIONAL POETRY MONTH 2020, I am sharing a poem written by a poet who is a long-time friend and DAR sist...
04/30/2020

As we close out NATIONAL POETRY MONTH 2020, I am sharing a poem written by a poet who is a long-time friend and DAR sister, Kathleen Ripley Leo. Kathleen is an associate member of Hawaii’s Aloha Chapter NSDAR and a member of Michigan’s Sarah Ann Cochrane Chapter. Her poem “Days of Grace” was first published in 2015 by the DAR of Michigan in their publication CELEBRATE DAR! to commemorate the 125th Anniversary of NSDAR, the 115th Michigan State Conference, the Anniversary of the Vietnam War, Michigan State Regent Diane M. Schrift, and the visit of then DAR President General Lynn Forney Young.
https://blog.dar.org/days-grace

As we close out NATIONAL POETRY MONTH 2020, I am sharing a poem written by a poet who is a long-time friend and DAR sister, Kathleen Ripley Leo. Kathleen is an associate member of Hawaii’s Aloha Chapter NSDAR and a member of Michigan’s Sarah Ann Cochrane Chapter. Her poem “Days of Grace” was first published in 2015 by the DAR of Michigan in their publication CELEBRATE DAR! to commemorate the 125th Anniversary of NSDAR, the 115th Michigan State Conference, the Anniversary of the Vietnam War, Michigan State Regent Diane M. Schrift, and the visit of then DAR President General Lynn Forney Young.
https://blog.dar.org/days-grace

04/24/2020
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April 22nd was National Bookmobile Day, sponsored by the American Library Association. We certainly appreciate our bookm...
04/24/2020

April 22nd was National Bookmobile Day, sponsored by the American Library Association. We certainly appreciate our bookmobiles here in Hawaii—Hawaii Literacy’s Bookmobile on Oahu and Maui’s Holoholo Book Mobile—making outreach possible in our communities. Mahalo! 📚

🍃🌺🍃#OTD #Repost #AlohaChapterNSDAR #TodaysDAR #ServicetoAmerica #EarthDay #Conservation Today marks the 50th anniversary...
04/22/2020

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Today marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day!

In 1970, a 25-year-old graduate student, Denis Hayes, organized the first Earth Day. It was a huge success with 20 million Americans calling for greater protections for our planet.
You can join with the DAR’s Conservation Committee in celebrating this important day! Please check out https://www.earthday.org/earth-day-tips/ for tips that you can adopt every day to care for our planet.

For more information on the history of the DAR’s Conservation Committee, check out these photos from the NSDAR Archives.

#OTD Today marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day! In 1970, a 25-year-old graduate student, Denis Hayes, organized the first Earth Day. It was a huge success with 20 million Americans calling for greater protections for our planet. You can join with the DAR’s Conservation Committee in celebrating this important day! Please check out https://www.earthday.org/earth-day-tips/ for tips that you can adopt every day to care for our planet. For more information on the history of the DAR’s Conservation Committee, check out these photos from the NSDAR Archives.

NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK (April 19-25, 2020), a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and library w...
04/19/2020

NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK (April 19-25, 2020), a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and library workers and to promote library use and support. The 2020 theme is “Find the library at your place,” highlighting how libraries are offering virtual services and digital content their communities need now more than ever. Mahalo!

🍃🌺🍃 #Repost #AlohaChapterNSDAR #TodaysDAR #ServicetoAmerica #riseandshineHappy Saturday! Thank you to our dedicated DAR ...
04/18/2020

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Happy Saturday!
Thank you to our dedicated DAR volunteers in all 50 states, DC and Units Overseas chapters for rising and shining in Service to America from Home. YOU are making a difference! ☀️

Looking for ways to #volunteer from home? Please visit our Service to America Committee Facebook group for ideas @ https://www.facebook.com/groups/ServiceToAmerica/

Thank you for your Service to America! 🇺🇸

#TodaysDAR #RiseAndShine #ServiceToAmerica

Happy Saturday! Thank you to our dedicated DAR volunteers in all 50 states, DC and Units Overseas chapters for rising and shining in Service to America from Home. YOU are making a difference! ☀️

Looking for ways to #volunteer from home? Please visit our Service to America Committee Facebook group for ideas @ https://www.facebook.com/groups/ServiceToAmerica/

Thank you for your Service to America! 🇺🇸

#TodaysDAR #RiseAndShine #ServiceToAmerica

04/16/2020
DAR President General

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I'm so proud of our Daughters! There are no words that could adequately express my thanks to those who are participating in this inspiring initiative. I have never been more proud to call myself a Daughter of the American Revolution.

Ha, a lot of work went into the shelving of these books!  Very clever.  Be safe everyone. Read a good book! 📚
04/15/2020

Ha, a lot of work went into the shelving of these books! Very clever. Be safe everyone. Read a good book! 📚

Got your Hawaii library card handy? 📖 📚 Did you know you can watch movies online? 🎞  🍃🌺🍃
04/05/2020
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LITERACY COMMITTEE CELEBRATES NATIONAL POETRY MONTH:  Being DAR, we have chosen a poem that celebrates the idea of Ameri...
04/05/2020

LITERACY COMMITTEE CELEBRATES NATIONAL POETRY MONTH: Being DAR, we have chosen a poem that celebrates the idea of America—freedom, equality, possibility, the poem “Paul Revere’s Ride” (from “The Best Loved Poems of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis,” by Caroline Kennedy, 2001, pp. 13-17). Paul Revere was an American silversmith, engraver, early industrialist, and a Patriot in the American Revolution from Boston. As you all know, this famous poem, written by American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882), commemorates the actions of patriot Paul Revere on April 18, 1775. Although long and embellished with a few inaccuracies, it is fun to recite and one of my favorite poems. It was first published in the January 1861 issue of “The Atlantic Monthly.” The Paul Revere House museum site posts the story of that famous ride (https://www.paulreverehouse.org). Enjoy!

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03/21/2020

Be Human Be Kind

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03/20/2020

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We hope everyone is staying safe and well during these trying times. We also want to thank all the heroes of the ongoing Coronavirus response: medical staff, first responders, scientists, grocery store staff, utility providers, restaurant and delivery personnel, and government/public health staff -- and our sincere love and gratitude for the many DAR members who are serving in these important response capacities across the nation and the world. Thank you for keeping America running! We are all grateful for your service and sacrifices!

A few more 2020 Hawaii State Conference photos—Thank you Ginger Hall for sharing your beautiful pictures!
03/10/2020

A few more 2020 Hawaii State Conference photos—Thank you Ginger Hall for sharing your beautiful pictures!

97th HAWAII STATE CONFERENCE - March 7, 2020:  Some pictures from our State Conference in Kailua-Kona on the Big Island ...
03/09/2020

97th HAWAII STATE CONFERENCE - March 7, 2020: Some pictures from our State Conference in Kailua-Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii and our luncheon. After lunch we were treated to a special history performance in the civic center council chambers by Hawaiian actor Moses Goods entitled, “My Name is Opukaha’ia,” sponsored by the Hawaiian Mission Houses and Archives. If you ever have a chance to see one of Moses’ history performances, you will be awed!

Happy Read Across America Day!  📚
03/02/2020

Happy Read Across America Day! 📚

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02/11/2020

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Earlier today, the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) Caisson Platoon; “The President’s Own” Marine Band; and Marines from the Marine Barracks, Washington, D.C. (8th and I) conduct military funeral honors with funeral escort for U.S. Marine Corps Pfc. Edward Nalazek in Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery.

From the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency press release:

In November 1943, Nalazek was a member of Company D, 2nd Battalion, 18th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force, which landed against stiff Japanese resistance on the small island of Betio in the Tarawa Atoll of the Gilbert Islands, in an attempt to secure the island. Over several days of intense fighting at Tarawa, approximately 1,000 Marines and Sailors were killed and more than 2,000 were wounded, while the Japanese were virtually annihilated. Nalazek was killed on the second day of the battle, Nov. 21, 1943. His remains were reportedly buried in the Central Division Cemetery 8th Marines #2 on Betio Island.

In 1946, the 604th Quartermaster Graves Registration Company (604th GRC) centralized all of the American remains found on Tarawa to Lone Palm Cemetery for later repatriation; however, almost half of the known casualties were never found. No recovered remains could be associated with Nalazek, and in October 1949, a Board of Review declared him “non-recoverable.”

In June 1967, construction at the site of the Marine/Customs office block at the Betio Wharf uncovered multiple sets of remains, as well as American equipment. The remains were sent to the U.S. Army Mortuary at Tachikawa Air Base, Japan, and accessioned as Unknown XJ-1323. A number of remains were identified as Japanese. However, XJ-1323A-G were determined to be American. The remains could not be identified, and were subsequently buried in the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, known as the Punchbowl, in Honolulu.

In 2015, History Flight, Inc., a nonprofit organization, excavated a site near the wharf on Betio Island, later identified as Cemetery 27. Remains recovered were accessioned to the DPAA laboratory.

On Nov. 21, 2016, DPAA disinterred XJ-1323 from the Punchbowl, and associated portions of XJ-1323B with portions recovered by History Flight in 2015.

To identify Nalazek’s remains, scientists from DPAA used anthropological analysis, as well as circumstantial and material evidence. Additionally, scientists from the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System used mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) analysis. Nalazek was officially identified on Aug. 27, 2019.

His nephew, Edward McNicholas, received the flag from his casket.

02/06/2020
Gentle reminder if you have not yet entered your hours...☺️
02/01/2020

Gentle reminder if you have not yet entered your hours...☺️

EXCITING NEWS: The deadline to log 2019 Service to America hours has been extended to February 1, 2020 (Midnight Hawaii Time)! Please log your #volunteer hours for all of 2019 at http://dar.org/onlinetally. We need your help to reach our 10 million hour Service to America goal for the VanBuren Administration (July 2019 - Jun 2022).

Thank you for your Service to America and DAR! ☀️

#ServiceToAmerica #TodaysDAR #riseandshine

Picture of WWI Centennial Leadership Honored—in today’s “Midweek”: HOTSHOTS, p. 17 (January 29, 2020).
01/30/2020

Picture of WWI Centennial Leadership Honored—in today’s “Midweek”: HOTSHOTS, p. 17 (January 29, 2020).

01/24/2020
DAR President General

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I am very proud of our DAR Headquarters complex. For those of you unable to travel to Washington, D.C. to see our building, I wanted to take the opportunity today to show you the DAR Library amd tell you a little more about the history of Memorial Continental Hall, the Library space and our amazing collections. Enjoy!

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01/11/2020

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Happy Birthday Alexander Hamilton! (January 11, 1755 - July 12, 1804)

Originally trained as a lawyer, Hamilton’s extensive service to his country included serving as General Washington’s aide-de-camp during the Revolutionary War. He was also a member of the Continental Congress and founder of the Bank of New York. Hamilton co-authored the Federalist Papers which are still the preeminent source for Constitutional interpretation. Hamilton was killed in a duel by political enemy Aaron Burr in 1804.

The DAR Americana Collection houses a complete set of the signatures of the 39 signers of the U.S. Constitution. As a Constitution Signer, Alexander Hamilton’s signature is on a letter to James Watson regarding The Manufacturing Society and Mr. Samuel Ogden as superintendent, October 9, 1792 (Americana Collection, acc. 2000x-13).

You can read the full text of the letter here: https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Hamilton/01-12-02-0376 and you can view the collection of the signatures of the U.S. Constitution Signers here: www.dar.org/ConstitutionSigners

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01/01/2020

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Happy New Year's Eve! 🎉🍾🥂

LITERACY NEWS:  Federal grant awarded to boost literacy for Hawaii keiki!  (Star Advertiser, Sunday, December 22, 2019, ...
12/23/2019

LITERACY NEWS: Federal grant awarded to boost literacy for Hawaii keiki! (Star Advertiser, Sunday, December 22, 2019, pp. B1-B2).

Christmas card from Hawaii Literacy to Aloha Chapter.
12/21/2019

Christmas card from Hawaii Literacy to Aloha Chapter.

🍃🌺🍃DAR Library is proud to announce the books selected for the 2020 DAR Library Book Club reading list: “Jefferson’s Dau...
12/18/2019

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DAR Library is proud to announce the books selected for the 2020 DAR Library Book Club reading list: “Jefferson’s Daughters” by Catherine Kerrison (ISBN: 9781101886267), and

“Rush” by Stephen Fried (ISBN: 9780804140089, 9780804140065).

Stay tuned for additional Book Club news in the New Year!

DAR Library is proud to announce the books selected for the 2020 DAR Library Book Club reading list: “Jefferson’s Daughters” by Catherine Kerrison (ISBN: 9781101886267), and “Rush” by Stephen Fried (ISBN: 9780804140089, 9780804140065). Stay tuned for additional Book Club news in the New Year!

Having our Aloha Chapter Christmas Luncheon today.  Rise and Shine, Ladies!  🌲☃️
12/14/2019

Having our Aloha Chapter Christmas Luncheon today. Rise and Shine, Ladies! 🌲☃️

12/07/2019
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Today's #USNavy Sailors bear the legacy of sacrifice and grit displayed by our shipmates at Pearl Harbor 78 years ago. We have the watch and we are ready. #Battlemindedness

12/07/2019
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Pearl Harbor Ceremony starts at 9 am this morning! Midway’s Scott McGaugh tees this commemorative ceremony up...

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🍃🌺🍃On Dec. 7, 1941, U.S. Navy Signalman 3rd Class Charles Nix was assigned to the USS Oklahoma, which was moored at Ford...
12/07/2019

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On Dec. 7, 1941, U.S. Navy Signalman 3rd Class Charles Nix was assigned to the USS Oklahoma, which was moored at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, when the ship was attacked by Japanese aircraft. The USS Oklahoma sustained multiple torpedo hits, which caused it to quickly capsize. The attack on the ship resulted in the deaths of 429 crewmen, including Nix

In April 2015, the Deputy Secretary of Defense issued a policy memorandum directing the disinterment of unknowns associated with the USS Oklahoma. On June 15, 2015, DPAA personnel began exhuming the remains from the NMCP for analysis.

To identify Nix’s remains, scientists from DPAA and the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System used mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) analysis, dental and anthropological analysis, as well as circumstantial and material evidence. Nix’s remains were officially accounted for on Sept. 25, 2017.

On Dec. 5, 2019, U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard and U.S. Navy Band conducted military funeral honors for U.S. Navy Signalman 3rd Class Charles Nix in Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery.

We honor his service. #PearlHarbor78

(U.S. Army photos by Elizabeth Fraser)

On Dec. 7, 1941, U.S. Navy Signalman 3rd Class Charles Nix was assigned to the USS Oklahoma, which was moored at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, when the ship was attacked by Japanese aircraft. The USS Oklahoma sustained multiple torpedo hits, which caused it to quickly capsize. The attack on the ship resulted in the deaths of 429 crewmen, including Nix

In April 2015, the Deputy Secretary of Defense issued a policy memorandum directing the disinterment of unknowns associated with the USS Oklahoma. On June 15, 2015, DPAA personnel began exhuming the remains from the NMCP for analysis.

To identify Nix’s remains, scientists from DPAA and the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System used mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) analysis, dental and anthropological analysis, as well as circumstantial and material evidence. Nix’s remains were officially accounted for on Sept. 25, 2017.

On Dec. 5, 2019, U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard and U.S. Navy Band conducted military funeral honors for U.S. Navy Signalman 3rd Class Charles Nix in Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery.

We honor his service. #PearlHarbor78

(U.S. Army photos by Elizabeth Fraser)

12/07/2019
U.S. Navy

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LIVE NOW: Watch as we christen our newest aircraft carrier, the future USS John F. Kennedy!

🍃🌺🍃#GivingTuesday is here! Having welcomed U.S. Presidents, heads of state and world-famous performers, the rows of chai...
12/03/2019

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#GivingTuesday is here!

Having welcomed U.S. Presidents, heads of state and world-famous performers, the rows of chairs in our magnificent DAR Constitution Hall represent so much more than merely a collection of seats. Each one signifies a moment in our treasured history, each one is a witness to our past — each one is so much MORE THAN A SEAT! www.dar.org/GivingTuesday

If you have not already done so, we ask you to please honor the vision of the Daughters who came before us by making a #GivingTuesday contribution TODAY!

Donations of all amounts are needed to reach our goal.
www.dar.org/GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday is here! Having welcomed U.S. Presidents, heads of state and world-famous performers, the rows of chairs in our magnificent DAR Constitution Hall represent so much more than merely a collection of seats. Each one signifies a moment in our treasured history, each one is a witness to our past — each one is so much MORE THAN A SEAT! www.dar.org/GivingTuesday
If you have not already done so, we ask you to please honor the vision of the Daughters who came before us by making a #GivingTuesday contribution TODAY! Donations of all amounts are needed to reach our goal.
www.dar.org/GivingTuesday

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Meetings are held at 9:30am for fellowship and refreshments, Meetings begin PROMPLY at 10:00am until NOON from September until May of each year on the 4th Saturday of every month with the exception of November, December and March meetings which will be the second SATURDAY of those months. We WELCOME ALL prospective members and visitors to all meetings. Aloha

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In honor of National Bookmobile Day- from Atlas Obscura: https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/librarians-horseback-new-deal-book-delivery-wpa- A shoutout to Jeannie for all she does to promote literacy!!! 😻
This is a photo of our last visit last year we celebrated our 64th anniversary and my 10th anniversary being a member if DAR !🇺🇸💜
For those who were looking to help consider our chapter house for historic preservation, there is a seminar this Thursday at Aloha Tower that will talk about standards for historical preservation and the permitting process.
DAR Headquarters was honored to be the host venue for the United States Semiquincentennial Commission reception and retreat this past Sunday and Monday in Washington, DC. . #TodaysDAR #ServicetoAmerica 🍃🌺🍃
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Anyone visiting the chapter in the next few days should not be alarmed by the sight of a large hard mushroom encircling the new library placard. It will be reduced in a few days- it needs to set. - see you all on the 22nd !
ALSO ON HISTORY: (Donna Jimbo- your ancestor is in this series) The Men Who Built America: Frontiersmen Docuseries Premieres Wednesday, March 7 at 9/8c "The Men Who Built America: Frontiersmen" spans a formative period of history featuring the first 75 volatile years of the United States—from the Revolution through the California Gold Rush—where Daniel Boone, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, John Frémont, Davy Crockett and Andrew Jackson set forth across uncharted land with determination and self-reliance.
I am an active NSDAR member and Chapter Regent in Athens, Texas. We will be in Hawaii in May. I would love to see your Aloha Chapter NSDAR House & Library. What is the address and hours?
Looking forward to a visit there sometime
My first Aloha Chapter Meeting! It was so nice to meet all the ladies! Con Cooper born 7/17/17 👶🏼🇺🇸