National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
The NSDAR, founded in 1890, is a service organization dedicated to service to the nation. It is comprised of 51 state societies and more than 2,950 chapters in the United States as well as many Units Overseas. The three objectives of the NSDAR are:
Historic Service - To perpetuate the memory and spirit of the men and women who achieved American Independence.
Educational Service - To carry out the injunction of Washington in his farewell address to the American people "to promote, as an object of primary importance, institutions for the general diffusion of knowledge," thus developing an enlightened public opinion, and affording to young and old such advantages as shall develop in them the largest capacity for performing the duties of American citizens.
Patriotic Service - To cherish, maintain, and extend the institutions of American freedom, to foster true patriotism and love of country, and to aid in securing for mankind all the blessings of liberty.
Membership in the NSDAR is a unique opportunity to establish one's lineage and heritage as a descendent of a patriot of the American Revolution. Applicants interested in participating in the historical, educational, and patriotic activities of the NSDAR are welcome. An individual joins a chapter by invitation of that chapter. She is accepted as a member of the National Society by action of the National Board of Management. A DAR member is first a member of the National Society, and through her chapter and state organization she contributes her service to the collective strength and progress of the NSDAR.
An applicant for membership must be no less than 18 years of age. She shall prove lineal blood line descent from an ancestor who aided in achieving American Independence. She must provide documentation for each statement of birth, marriage, and death. Please contact us or refer to the NSDAR web site for details concerning application for membership.
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