This lovely bronze DAR Eagle Lectern has been used in the four previous Presidential Inauguration luncheons.
It was the official podium used in Memorial Continental Hall and was presented to the 14th DAR Continental Congress in 1905 by the now disbanded Flintlock and Powderhorn Chapter of Rhode Island as a pledge of “loyalty to the organization, and in the interest of purity, patriotism and peace.”
Once again, it was loaned to the Inaugural Committee. Today, we saw it during the presentation of gifts from Congress as COVID-19 precautions prevented the luncheon from occurring.
For more information about the lectern’s history, check out the DAR blog:
With patriotism in our hearts as we “rise and shine for America,”
Utah State Regent