The motto of the National Society Daughter of the American Revolution is “God, Home and Country.” With this motto in mind, the Hannibal Heritage Chapter DAR set forth as the club’s main focus for the year to support military troops serving overseas. Even though this is a small chapter with only 25 members and half of those unable to regularly attend meetings, they did not let their size hold them back. The recently collected donations and sent nine boxes to Missouri military personnel currently serving overseas.


The motto of the National Society Daughter of the American Revolution is “God, Home and Country.” With this motto in mind, the Hannibal Heritage Chapter DAR set forth as the club’s main focus for the year to support military troops serving overseas. Even though this is a small chapter with only 25 members and half of those unable to regularly attend meetings, they did not let their size hold them back. The recently collected donations and sent nine boxes to Missouri military personnel currently serving overseas.
The grandson of one of the members recently returned from Iraq. While serving, he noticed that many of the soldiers received no mail or packages. He was blessed with a large family and many friends who kept in touch with him and sent him things and he said he felt really bad for the soldiers who had no such outside contact. When asked what was the best thing people back home could do, he suggested members check out www.anysoldier.com.
“Anysoldier” is an organization which has a volunteer contact person in most units. The contact person lists items most preferred according to area, climate, conveniences or lack there of. Since the Post Office will not allow an item to be mailed without a name, the DAR sent the packages to the contact person, and they, in turn, give the box to soldiers who have not received mail or boxes.
Members added the following words of encouragement to the packages shipped overseas: This comes with our sincere thanks and gratitude for your service and sacrifice for our country. “We appreciate all you do to ensure our freedom. Please convey our warmest wishes and prayers to all in your unit.”
The chapter is endeavoring to keep this ongoing with another mailing planned for the spring and hopefully one timed around July 4th, 2009.
For information about the Hannibal Heritage Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, contact Cheryl Harbourn at (573) 221-0104, or Darby Morgan at (573) 221-8438.