The Zachariah Davies Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, was organized on October 3, 1945 by Ellen Davies Rodgers as organizing Regent. While our charter is Brunswick, Tennessee, we serve Northeast Memphis, Shelby County including Arlington, Cordova, Lakeland and surrounding areas.

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution is a non-profit volunteer women's organization founded over 100 years ago on the principles of service in education, patriotism, and historic preservation.


The DAR gives prospective members an opportunity for service in many areas. It is a way to join with other members in trying to make America a better place in which to live. It offers an opportunity to work with the youth of this great country through the educational programs offered by the NSDAR. It offers encouragement to become active in the community, to assist in historic preservation, to help preserve important documents and records of the past. It offers an opportunity to meet new people with similar interests, develop friendships and to join with others who cherish the priceless heritage enjoyed by all while promoting the ideals of patriotism and love of country. In addition, it offers an incentive to become involved in conservation of our natural resources and to make a difference by doing so.  For more information, please contact our Membership Chairman.

National Motto:   God, Home, Country

Goals:    Historic Preservation, Patriotic Education, Genealogy, Youth and Adult Education
The DAR actively supports schools for underprivileged children; provides scholarships to high school seniors, Native Americans and graduate students; sponsors good citizenship activities and essays; provides educational manuals to immigrants who wish to become naturalized citizens and has given thousands of hours of service in Veterans Administration Hospitals.

Historic Preservation is central to the mission of the DAR. The membership is active in the restoration of historic landmarks, placing historic markers and preserving historic documents and records.

The American's Creed
I believe in the United States of America as a government of the people, by the people, for the people, whose just powers are derived from the consent of the governed; a democracy in a Republic; a sovereign Nation of many soverign States; a perfect Union, one and inseparable; established upon those principles of freedom, equality, justice, and humanity for which American patriots sacrificed their lives and fortunes.  I therefore believe it is my duty to my country to love it; to support its constitution; to obey its laws; to respect its flag; and to defend it against all enemies. -- William Tyler Page


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Last Updated: January 31, 2014