PROJECT COMPLETE! Presented and gifted to the CIty of Boise at exactly the 11th hour, on the 11th day, of the 11th month, Pioneer Chapter was pleased and proud to unveil it's WWI Memorial to those in attendance at the ceremony in Boise's Veterans Memorial Park. The Memorial, funded in part with a Special Projects Grant from the National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, was supported by DAR Daughters throughout the state and by local veterans groups. The Memorial includes a 12" bronze medallion displaying the original artwork for the WWI Victory Medal; its use authorized by the United States Army.
Elvina Moulton was Boise's first African American woman resident and officially designed a Boise "pioneer." She helped to found Boise's First Presbyterian Church, worked as a laundress, seamstress, and housekeeper, and was known to the neighborhood children as a woman to treated them to cookies. When she was laid to rest at Boise's Morris Hill cemetery, her grave was marked with a simple stone which, over time, has not fared well.
Pioneer Chapter will honor Ms. Moulton with a NSDAR Historical Marker, placed at the Idaho Black History Museum. The Museum is located in Boise's most visited park, Julia Davis Park, where hundreds of thousands of people enjoy the park's attractions every year. The marker will be placed in the late spring, 2019.
Fifth graders in Boise receive their first exposure to DAR's favorite founding document, the United States Constitution. Their studies, however, don't include the opportunity to read the Constitution in depth, nor does it include instruction on how to care and display our beautiful American flag.
In celebration of Constitution Week and our commitment to promote civic education, this project's goal is to make constitution resources available to teachers at no costs. From this website, teachers will be able to order pocket constition copies, flags, and flag code copies, as well as lesson plans to help shape discussions on the constitution and respecting our flag. Teachers will also be able to request a DAR speaker to visit their classroom to speak about our connection to the Revolutionary War!
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