~ Our Vision ~
We aspire to inspire.
Preserving the past for the future through patriotism, education, and historic preservation.
~ About Us ~
Our chapter is an extension of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) and is a conduit for bringing its values and goals to our local community in Roanoke, Virginia. The NSDAR is a non-profit, non-political society of women with over 165,000 members in over 3,000 chapters worldwide. Our local chapter received its charter from the NSDAR in 1956.
~ More about National Society of DAR ~
The members of this National Society are all direct descendents of those who aided in our country’s independence during the Revolutionary War (1775-1783).
The National Headquarters occupies an entire city block in Washington, D.C. and is located near the White House.
DAR is one of the largest national societies of genealogical research and maintains a genealogical library at its national headquarters in Washington, D.C. The DAR library, founded in 1896, contains four generations of genealogy history.
DAR is dedicated to patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America’s future through education. To learn more about National Society of DAR click here.
Our dedicated and enthusiastic chapter Daughters volunteer hundreds of hours annually.
Together we plan projects at our monthly luncheon gatherings, which include the following:
- Preservation of local historical projects and American heritage;
- Participation in ceremonial receptions of new American citizens;
- Proudly issue good citizenship awards to our local youths;
- Promotion of education through raising scholarship funds for the Friends of DAR schools; and
- Provide support to our veteran patients by volunteering at VA facilities and donating time, gifts and personal care items.
The above are but a few of our projects. Visit our Chapter Events to see our upcoming projects.
We invite you to explore our chapter.