The National Society Daughters of the American Colonists has pledged their support of the National Museum of the United States Army by becoming a Silver Oak Leaf Cluster member of the Museum’s Veterans’ Hall. Reaching the donation level of $25,000, the Society is featured on the Veterans’ Hall’s Wall, which recognizes the many organizations and military units that have contributed to the Museum by supporting the Veterans’ Hall.
Phyllis Jones, Honorary National President, Daughters of American Colonists, recalled that the Museum project was brought to her attention by Teresa Buchta, the Society’s former Office Manager. While living in the DC area, Buchta learned about the National Army Museum project and thought it would be the perfect fit for the Society to support. The Society’s motto is “Past, Present, and Future” and its objectives for supporting other projects focus on patriotic, historical, and educational organizations.
Jones explained, “During my last year in office, the Society received a very generous bequest from a deceased member which required that the money needed to follow the Object of the Society. The National Army Museum hits on two of the items in the Object (historical and patriotic). The museum will preserve the history of the army and will honor its soldiers.” She continued, “We had been contributing to this project in the past but the amount was not huge.”
“We are excited to welcome the National Society Daughters of the American Colonists to the Veterans’ Hall Donor Wall,” noted Beth Schultz Seaman, the Army Historical Foundation’s Director of Grassroots Development. “It’s great to see organizations outside of the Army family wanting to support this important national landmark.”
For more information on the Veterans’ Hall and its sponsorship opportunities, go to www.armyhistory.org/veteranshall or contact Beth Schultz Seaman at (703) 879-0006 or firstname.lastname@example.org.