The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution is hoping to become featured in the Guinness Book of World Records for the “Most Letters to Military Personnel Collected in One Month.”
Letters addressed to active military personnel will be collected and brought to Continental Congress in Washington, D.C., in June, where a committee will count the letters and ensure they meet specific requirements.
Rules state that letters must be handwritten thanking someone on active duty for their service and contain three parts: an initial greeting, a message and a sign off.
For rules and details, visit youngblog.dar.org/lets-set-world-record-patriotism.
The Alexander Stirling chapter of the DAR, with members in East and West Feliciana parishes, is accepting letters. Anyone of any age, including students, school clubs, civic organizations, church groups and others may participate.
DAR Regent Lauren Pourciau, of St. Francisville, said the organization will arrange for a DAR member to collect the letters before May 21.