DAR. . .What's it all About?

What is the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) all about, you ask.  Well, for me it is the most patriotic organization in these United States.  It's about remembering American history and learning more.  It's about respecting our American Flag.  It's about protecting our Constitution.  It's about honoring our American soldiers and veterans.  It's about standing firm with other women around the world who are proud of the patriots who fought and gave their lives that the United States of America could be a free nation.  It's about upholding the truth that this is a nation "Under God".  It's about all those things, and many more.

Do you agree with what I've said?  If so, let me help you join the DAR and celebrate your American heritage and your patriotism!  Contact me!  I can help you or find someone who can help you!  If you believe in the principles I listed and you think you might have an ancestor who was an American patriot during the Revolutionary War, we need you and you need us!

Meet Mrs. Carolyne Louise Tucker Dillard the newly installed Regent for the Ralph Ripley Chapter of TSDAR in Mineral Wells, Texas.  You can find out more about our chapter by checking out our Facebook page.

From the Daughters of the American Revolution website:

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.

DAR members volunteer more than 250,000 hours annually to veteran patients, award thousands of dollars in scholarships and financial aid each year to students, and support schools for underserved children with annual donations exceeding one million dollars.
As one of the most inclusive genealogical societies in the country, DAR boasts 170,000 members in 3,000 chapters across the United States and internationally. Any woman 18 years or older-regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background-who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution, is eligible for membership.
Encompassing an entire downtown city block, DAR National Headquarters houses one of the nation's premier genealogical libraries, one of the foremost collections of pre-industrial American decorative arts, Washington's largest concert hall, and an extensive collection of early American manuscripts and imprints.
NSDAR is exempt from Federal income taxes under the provisions of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and receives no government funding.

DAR Facts

Founded:October 11, 1890
Incorporated 1896 by an Act of Congress
Objectives:Historic Preservation, Education, Patriotism
Motto:God, Home, and Country
Membership:170,000 members
3,000 chapters in all 50 states and Washington, D.C.; International chapters in Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Mexico, Spain, United Kingdom
More than 890,000 women have joined the DAR since it was founded.
Eligibility for Membership:
Any woman 18 years or older, regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background, who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution.
For more information on DAR Membership, click here.

NSDAR Management

President General: Lynn Forney Young

The National Society is led by the President General and an Executive Committee of 11 National Officers. In addition to rulings by the Executive Committee, policy for the Society is made by the National Board of Management, a body composed of the Executive Officers, 21 Vice Presidents General, and 53 State Regents. The National Board of Management meets six times a year at DAR headquarters in Washington, D.C.
Most of DAR's volunteer work is accomplished under a committee system comprised of a national chairman appointed by the President General and locally appointed state and chapter chairmen. The national chairmen direct and supervise the activities of their committees with the assistance of the national vice chairmen.
Continental Congress, the DAR annual national meeting, is named after the original Continental Congress which governed the American Colonies. DAR Continental Congress attracts more than 3,000 members to Washington, D.C., each year.  

The  Continental Congress just met last week when Lynn Forney Young was installed as the first President General from Texas!


Annie said…
Admirable organization. They have all the bases covered. Yay, women!
I have done my genealogy through to the 1600s, but alas, my only ancestor was in the Civil War. My husband had one in the Revolutionary war 'cause his kin have been in America longer.

Great post.

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