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The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution is an organization for women ages 18 and over who can demonstrate that they are directly descended from American Revolutionary Soldiers, Sailors or Patriots.
The DAR is nonpolitical. It maintains no lobby at national, state or local government levels, contributes to no political party nor to candidates in any way, initiates no legislation and does not have a legislative chairman.
The DAR - A History of Patriotism
In 1890, a group of ladies from in and around Washington, D.C. asked the thriving organization Sons of the American Revolution if they could join the SAR. After all, they too were direct descendants of the Patriots who fought to free our country. The ladies were told that if they wanted to join an organization, they should start their own patriotic group. Faced with this challenge, some very determined ladies gathered together a large group of interested women and founded the NSDAR in October of that same year. Mrs. Benjamin Harrison, wife of the U.S. President, was elected as the first President General of the NSDAR. Today, we have over 177,000 members with chapters in every state and several foreign countries. Patriotism knows no boundaries!
The California State DAR - Building For the Future
The Daughters of the Golden State founded the CSSDAR in 1891, the year after the national organization was formed. Following in the NSDAR’s footsteps, the California chapters support a variety of projects which promote education, historic preservation and patriotism.
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