Projects - Freedom Petals
Descendants of '76, NSDAR, learned some flower arranging skills and recognized Vietnam retirees and brightened the faces of other residents at the Armed Forces Retirement Home (AFRH) in November.
Chapter members made over 40 "Mug Arrangements" then distributed them to residents of the Armed Forces Retirement Home; this included visiting our own Edith Ellington, a 53 year DAR member and resident of the AFRH.
District of Columbia Boundary Stones
"The boundary stones are the oldest federal monuments. The Residence Act of July 16, 1790, as amended March 3, 1791, authorized President George Washington to select a 100-square-mile site for the national capital on the Potomac River between Alexandria, Virginia, and Williamsport, Maryland.
In 1915, the District of Columbia Chapter of the NSDAR, citing Woodward's work, "voluntarily assumed the responsibility of protecting the stones by erecting a tall iron fence around each one. For decades afterward, DAR members visited the stones periodically to perform routine maintenance. Despite care and attention, however, many of the stones fell on hard times during the mid 1900s. Several were repositioned, removed, lost, or buried during construction projects."*
The DCDAR is active is preserving and restoring these historic landmarks.
*Boundary Stones of the District of Columbia
A Junior is a DAR member age 18 through 35 years of age (until her 36th birthday). She holds full membership in the National Society, state society, and chapter. When qualified, she may serve as an officer and chairman at all levels.
Our Junior members have paged at NSDAR Continental Congress, participated in the Powtomack Ball and DCDAR junior events, including the Sweetheart and Patriots Ball benefiting veterans organizations.
Our registrar can assist you with your new membership application or transfer of your National Society of the Children of the American Revolution (N.S.C.A.R.) membership.