In the build up to Independence Day many Americans were seen demonstrating their national pride, and the US organisation National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) has set a new record doing so.
DAR has officially set the record for the Most letters to military personnel collected in one month with 100,904 letters collected on June 18, 2016 in Washington, DC.
Founded in 1890, DAR is a non-profit women’s volunteer service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, education, and historic preservation and this special attempt took place to celebrate the organisation’s 125th Continental Congress, at Constitution Hall.
Unequivocally, they chose to do something that would help support the active troops of the United States, and decided to collect support letters to send to the American troops overseas. This was a new record title, with the DAR being the first to attempt it.
The original goal was for a 10,000 letter collection, but people from all over the United States kept sending notes in, leading to the massive 100,904 letter collection.
Prior to the major US national holiday of Independence Day, the letters started to be sent out to US military stationed overseas, allowing this patriotic record to be celebrated by Americans all around the world.
The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution is passionate about uplifting American history and heritage, for contributing to school programs, scholarships, and funds, and emboldening American patriotic endeavors. It is also active in providing support for many different communities around the United States, and for specifically supporting both active military personnel and veterans which is why this particular record challenge was chosen.
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