National Geographic : 1951 Nov
"We Shall Fight to Preserve Freedom ... " Harry S. Truman DAR officers and distinguished guests fill Constitution Hall's big stage. Recording Secretary General, Mrs. Warren Shattuck Currier, reads President Tru man's greetings to the Sixtieth Continental Congress. "I wish," said the message, "that all our citizens would join with your society this year in paying homage to the ideals on which our Nation is founded. . .It is the task of the free world . . . to defend, with armed force if necessary, this continuing liberation of the human spirit . .. " Past Presidents General (far left) are distinguished by broad official ribbons (page 581). Vice Presidents General (right) wear narrower bands.