Drawing from our theme verse, Eccl. 3:1 “For everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven,” the Tennessee Society Daughters of the American Revolution has embarked upon a Season of Service to God, Home, and Country.
Until June 2022, our state society will be focusing on various service projects in our state and communities to make a positive impact upon our fellow Tennesseans. To achieve this goal of service, we have added several new projects for our chapters, and truly between the work of our committees and these new service projects, there is something for everyone.
Blessing Bags and Operation Personal Care are just two of these new state projects. Blessing Bags collects new and gently used luggage and bags for children statewide to use for their belongings when removed from homes for foster care.Operation Personal Care collects and distributes female personal care items to schools and shelters. These projects, along with our literacy efforts, historic sites support, and on-going work for our military and veterans, areexamples of our extensive efforts toward historic preservation, education, and patriotism, which are aims of our State and National Societies.
I encourage you to see what your local chapters are doing, and join us as we work to serve God, Home, and Country.
Cecile Wimberley, State Regent
What We Do
One of the three objectives of the DAR is historic preservation. From the very beginning of the Tennessee Society, historic preservation was emphasized.
The education of young people is one of the objectives of the DAR. The National Society offers a variety of educational programs, contests, and awards.
Since 1892, the TSDAR has been dedicated to the promotion of patriotism.
On #internationalwomensday, we celebrate strong women everywhere and their many achievements. The #TNSocietyDAR is proud to feature Phyllis Wheatley (c. 1753 – December 5, 1784), the first African American to publish a book of poetry. She was likely born in West Africa and was captured by slave traders when she was about 7 or 8 years old. She was transported to Boston, Massachusetts, on the slave ship, Phillis. She was sold to the Wheatley family of Boston who gave her an excellent education. She wrote her first poem at the age of 14. When she was 20 years old, she traveled to England with a member of the Wheatley family to find a publisher for her book of poems. She succeeded, and her book, Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral, was published on September 1, 1773. She was emancipated upon her return to Boston. Her attempts to publish a second book of poetry were unsuccessful, so instead her later poems were published in newspapers and magazines. She was considered to be one of the most prolific writers of her time, but died early at the age of 31. #IWD#IWD2021#todaysdar#americanrevolution... See MoreSee Less
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#OurPatriots John Patterson is the Patriot ancestor of Leigh Ann, a member of the Ocoee Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution. John served as a soldier under Colonel William Thompson in the 3rd South Carolina Regiment in the Continental Army. This regiment was involved in a number of engagements, including the Siege of Savannah.John Patterson and his wife, Margaret Baskin, had the following children: Samuel, James, Frances,* Robert, John, Elizabeth, Thomas, William Baskin,* Joseph,* George, and Alexander.*Proven lineage#todaysdar#americanrevolution#Genealogy#familyhistory... See MoreSee Less
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