Liberty Bell Chapter Activities
The Good Citizen Award contest is open to all senior high school students in Lehigh County. Each school selects a member of the senior class as the one being the most qualified to be the school's Good Citizen based on DAR's four criteria of dependability, leadership, service and patriotism. Each March the chapter pays tribute to the winners from the participating high schools at a reception and presentation ceremony. Each of the winners is presented with a pin, certificate, wallet card and a book dealing with some aspect of history.
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ROTC medals have been awarded by the NSDAR since 1967 because ROTC is such an important source of trained officers for our armed forces. Selection of the students for the awards is made by the military instructors and the principal of the schools. The student must have demonstrated qualities of dependability and good character, adherence to military discipline, leadership ability and a fundamental and patriotic understanding of the importance of ROTC training. One student from the Dieruff High School Air Force ROTC program and one from the William Allen High School Navy ROTC program who have shown these qualities are given the bronze ROTC medal at this ceremony.
During the Christmas season, the Liberty Bell chapter gathers gifts for the local veteran's at the V.A. Outpatient Clinic in Allentown. If you would like to brighten a veterans Christmas please contact the person above for details.
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BOX TOPS/STAMPS: "Liberty Bell chapter members save labels from many food products (Campbell's Labels for Education). These are sent to Kate Duncan Smith DAR School, Tamassee DAR School, Berry College, Crossnore School, Hillside School, Hindman Settlement School, Bacone College and Chemawa Indian School which are supported by the NSDAR. The schools redeem the labels for school supplies and computers. One year the members of the NSDAR donated enough labels to buy a van for student transportation.
Stamp Collecting: Our DAR chapter sends used stamps to "Stamps for the Wounded" in Dunn Loring, VA. Other chapters send stamps to this center or one of five others around the country. Some of the stamps are used for stamp collecting, but most are made into items (cards, magnets, paper-weights, etc.) which the VA hospitals sell. The money is returned to a special patient account. The basis of stamps is to create diversional and therapeutic activities for the patient. This type of hobby increases hand dexterity and psychological support by enhancing self-esteem.