Grant Petersen and Maggie Petersen, of the Loess Hills Society, were elected as voting delegates to the National Convention of the Children of the American Revolution which was held in Washington, D.C., April 15–17, 2016. The National President, Erin Jackson, of New Hampshire, presided at the convention. The Senior National President is Billie Spence of California.
The members were accompanied by Mary Davis Petersen. They traveled by place and had an opportunity to tour points of interest in the nation’s capital.
Prior to the start of the convention attendees placed a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and toured Arlington National Cemetery, as well as Ford’s Theatre and The Smithsonian Museum of American History.
During the convention, National Officers for the 2016–2017 C.A.R. year were elected, reports of State Presidents and National Chairmen were given, local society awards were made, and the Nation’s Outstanding C.A.R. Society for this year was announced. Convention activities also will included a candidates’ campaign party, the Awards Banquet and dance, and a party honoring the outgoing National President.
Newly elected National Officers as well as State and Senior State Presidents were installed at ceremonies at Mount Vernon following a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of George and Martha Washington.
Grant and Maggie Petersen are the grandchildren of Rennie and Joy Davis, of Vandalia.
The Loess Hills Society is located in Harlan, Iowa. The Children of the American Revolution is the oldest patriotic youth organization in the United States.
Membership is open to anyone who is under the age of 22 and who is a lineal descendant of a person who rendered aid to the cause of American independence. For further information, contact C.A.R. National Headquarters, 1776 D Street NW, Room 224, Washington, D.C. 20006-5303, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the Web site at www.nscar.org.