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 20-23, 2017.
National President Connor Jackson, of New Hampshire, presided at the convention. The Senior National President is Joanne Zumbrun, of Texas.
Grant and Maggie are the children of Andy and Mary Petersen, of Harlan, Iowa, and the grandchildren of Paul and LuAnn Petersen, of Jacksonville, Iowa, and Rennie and Joy Davis, of Vandalia.
The members were accompanied by Mary Davis Petersen. They traveled by plane and had an opportunity to tour points of interest in the nation’s capital.
Prior to the start of the start of convention, the attendee’s visited The Smithsonian’s Museum of American History, Natural History (to see the dinosaurs and the Hope diamond), and the Native American Indian Museum.
During the convention, National Officers for the 2017–2018 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 included a candidates’ campaign party, the Awards Banquet and dance, and a party honoring the outgoing National President.
Mary Petersen serves the National Society as Senior National Chairman of the American History Committee.
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.
The Loess Hills Society is located in Harlan, Iowa.
The Children of the American Revolution (C.A.R.) 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, DC 20006-5303, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the Web site at www.nscar.org