Piety Hill Chapter NSDAR

Educational Programs

Primary Patriots Program Committee

The program “The American Flag, Our Symbol of Freedom” was originally designed to promote patriotism and pride in America among elementary school children. The skit with the costume-clad Betsy Ross, Miss Freedom, and a Narrator is now adapted so that it is appropriate for all ages, school children through adults. The presentation covers the founding of our country, the history of flags, the American flag, the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and the National Anthem. The committee works with schools to schedule the historical program when it complements the classroom teacher’s on-going curriculum. The program is also available as a service to community groups. For further information, please provide us your name and a phone number via email.

DAR Good Citizens Awards & Scholarship Program

Each year local high schools are contacted and invited to select a senior who will be designated as their DAR Good Citizen. Student selection is based on dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism. The DAR Good Citizens are honored at an awards ceremony and are eligible to participate in a scholarship contest. Three non-DAR judges review the materials of the competing students with the winner's essay submitted to the state scholarship competition. State judges select the top ten in the state and honor them at the DAR State Awards Day. The state winner receives $500; awards to runners-up range from $75 to $150. State winners compete in geographical divisions and finally in the national competition. For further information, please provide us your name and a phone number via email.

Filling Out Your Family Tree without Breaking the Bank
Filling Out Your Family Tree Without Breaking the Bank
Regent Barbara Suhay, First Vice Jan Stafford,
Guest Speaker Katherine Willson, and Second Vice Lisa Milton.
January 2017
Photos courtesy of Audrey Lambert

DAR Good Citizen Awards and American History Essay Contest Winners
DAR Good Citizen Awards and American History Essay Contest Winners
Presented by Piety Hill Chapter NSDAR December 2016
Photos courtesy of Doug Ashley

DAR Good Citizen Awards and American History Essay Contest Winners
DAR Good Citizen Awards and American History Essay Contest Winners
Photos courtesy of Doug Ashley

Wright’s Smith House
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Melvyn Maxwell Smith House
2nd Vice Lisa Milton, 1st Vice Jan Stafford,
Guest Speaker Diane Bert, and Regent Barbara Suhay
September 13 2016
Photo courtesy of Audrey Lambert

Our National Parks
Our National Parks: 100 Years
Program presented by Kathleen Kennedy
May 10 2016
Photo courtesy of Audrey Lambert

Our National Parks
Our National Parks: 100 Years
Piety Hill members displaying photos of national parks taken by Doug Ashley.
May 10 2016
Photo courtesy of Audrey Lambert

DAR of Michigan State Awards Day 2016
DAR of Michigan State Awards Day
2016 American History Essay Contest Winners
Fifth Grade: John Lee and Eighth Grade: Kathryn West
Sponsored by Piety Hill Chapter
April 4-5 2016
Photo courtesy of Audrey Lambert


The History of the Walbri Estate (Walter Briggs Estate)
L to R: 1st Vice Regent Janice Stafford, Regent Barbara Suhay,
2nd Vice Regent Lisa Milton, and Speaker John Marshall. January 2016
Photo courtesy of Audrey Lambert

DAR Good Citizen Awards and American History Essay Contest Winners
Donut Dolly - An American Red Cross Girl's War in Vietnam
Joann Puffer Kotcher described her experiences in Vietnam during the war.
Photos courtesy of Audrey Lambert


The Patriotic Music of George M. Cohen by Beverly Thomas
L to R: 1st Vice Regent Janice Stafford, Speaker Beverly Thomas,
Lineage Research Jeanette Keatts, and Regent Barbara Suhay. September 2015
Photo courtesy of Audrey Lambert

Regent Christine Richman, Sue Petres, and Barbara Suhay
Regent Christine Richman, Sarah Ann Cochrane Chapter Sue Petres,
and 1st Vice Regent Barbara Suhay. Sue Petres presented
Stories Carved in Stone: The Evolution and Symbolism
of Gravestone Iconography and Artwork.
January 2015
Photo courtesy of Audrey Lambert

Beth Donaldson
Beth Donaldson from the Michigan State University Museum, gave a presentation
called “A History of American Quilts” to Piety Hill members. September 2014
Photo courtesy of Audrey Lambert

Chapter Registrars Workshop
First State Workshop for Chapter Registrars
Sponsored by the Michigan State Chapter Development and Revitalization Commission
Hosted by Piety Hill Chapter DAR
Photo courtesy of Audrey Lambert

James Suhay
A Vietnam War 50th Anniversary Commemorative Event
Jim Suhay, husband of Piety Hill member Barbara Suhay, gave a lecture called “The Wall that Heals”
at Birmingham’s Baldwin Library. Local commemorative partners were Piety Hill Chapter DAR
and the West Point Society of Michigan.
Photo courtesy of Audrey Lambert

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