The Connecticut Society of the

Children of the American Revolution will host its 87th State Conference March 8 to 9 at the Danbury Crowne Plaza.

Several residents of the Greater New Milford area are members of the CAR.

Although the organization is known for red, white and blue, green will be the dominant color of the memorial service March 8 as the organization remembers the victims and families of those lost at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown.

The next day, the organization

will present a check for the Gertrude Jekyll Gardens, CAR's state project for 2012, at the Glebe House Museum and remember the victims of Sandy Hook Elementary.

Other conference happenings

will include reports of the state

officers and chairman, the presentation of awards for the individual

societies around the state and the election of state officers for the

2013-14 year.

The CAR is the oldest patriotic youth organization in the United States and is open to anyone under 22 who is a lineal descendant of a person who rendered aid to the cause of American independence.

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