The Overland Trail Chapter awarded the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Gold Medal to Cadet Andrew Harrison on April 5 at the Lory Student Center on the Colorado State University campus. The award was presented by Regent Sue Harmon and National Defense Chairman Susan Brand at the Army Sunset Review Military Ball.
Gold Medal recipients must have demonstrated loyalty and patriotism and earned a record of military and scholastic achievement during their participation in an ROTC program and must be in the upper 25 percent of their classes in ROTC and in academic subjects. They must have shown qualities of dependability and good character, adherence to military discipline, leadership ability and a fundamental and patriotic understanding of the importance of ROTC training. Additional local chapters presenting this award included Centennial State Chapter from Greeley, Namaqua Chapter from Loveland and Cache la Poudre Chapter from Fort Collins.
The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in 1890 to promote patriotism, preserve American history, and support better education for our nation’s children. Its members are descended from the patriots who won American independence during the Revolutionary War. With more than 173,000 members in approximately 3,000 chapters worldwide, DAR is one of the world’s largest and most active service organizations. To learn more about the work of today’s DAR, visit www.DAR.org or contact the Overland Trail Chapter at firstname.lastname@example.org.