Canfield resident wins DAR award

CANFIELD–The Ohio Society Daughters of the American Revolution named Mahoning Chapter Regent Sarah Keeler the 2019 OSDAR Outstanding Junior at the 120th State Conference, held March 28 through 31.

Keeler, of Canfield, joined the DAR in November 2013, and is an active member. She is the Ohio Society DAR chairman for The Flag of the U.S.A. Committee, which promotes proper use of the American Flag. She previously served as chapter corresponding secretary and registrar and has held numerous chapter committee chairmanships.

She lives with her husband, Ben, and their son, Ryan. Keeler serves as U.S. Congressman Bill Johnson’s district director. She enjoys running, especially in races, and plans to run her first marathon in September.

Keeler is a member of the General Society of Mayflower Descendants and loves genealogy. She is also active in the Canfield Republican Women’s Club.

Keeler will advance to the national competition. The winner will be announced at the 128th Continental Congress, which will take place June 24 through 30 at NSDAR Headquarters in Washington, DC.

The Outstanding Junior Member Contest began in 1963 to recognize Junior members of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. Candidates are DAR members, ages 18 through 35 inclusive, who have been selected by their respective chapters. A young woman who is active in DAR and her community, in furthering of the DAR’s historical, educational, and patriotic objectives, in accordance with the DAR motto, “God, Home, and Country,” is an Outstanding Junior.

The DAR, founded in 1890 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women’s service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America’s future through better education for children.