April DAR gathering will hear from author Jana Jackson

Date Modified: Mon, 03/13/2017 - 12:31pm

The Ocotillo Chapter NSDAR next scheduled meeting and program in on Saturday, April 8, 9:30 a.m. in Community Room #435 at the Outlets at Anthem. The guest speaker will be Jana Jackson, discussing her new book, “Forgotten Soldiers, Children of Carpi.”

While teaching in Italy, Jackson learned of a group of African-American soldiers and tells their story of the children of Carpi. Jackson was raised in Chicago and has a Bachelor of Science in K-12 education. As an education specialist, she has written programs for students to improve reading and math scores, received awards for her exemplary work as a high school science teacher, implemented and evaluated the aerospace teacher curriculum for the entire country, and was the NASA representative at the grand opening of the Museum of Science & Industry, Space exhibit in Chicago. 

Also at the meeting, the winners of the chapter level DAR American History essay contest will present their winning essays. Three students who attend New River Elementary School (6th grade), Diamond Canyon School (7th grade) and Ridgeline Academy (8th grade) will read their essays, “Celebrating a Century, America’s National Parks.” Each winner received a Bronze Medal, DAR Winner’s Certificate and chapter gift card from Barnes & Noble. Winning essays have been sent to compete in the ASDAR state-level contest. All students who entered the contest were recognized with a DAR Certificate of Participation.


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. Members are descended from the patriots who won American independence during the Revolutionary War. With more than 177,000 members in approximately 3,000 chapters worldwide, DAR is one of the world's largest and most active service organizations. Learn more about the work of today's DAR.