Welcome to Washington State Society of Daughters of the American Revolution
The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution is a service organization dedicated to service to the nation.
The Society's three main goals are:
The Society works to perpetuate the memory and spirit of the men and women who achieved American independence by:
- Acquiring and protecting historical spots and erecting monuments
- Preserving relics, documents, and records of individual services of Revolutionary soldiers and patriots
- Encouraging historical research in relation to the Revolution and the publication of results
- Compiling and publishing genealogical research for African American patriots and other minorities who served in the American Revolution
- Promoting celebrations of patriotic anniversaries
- Providing educational scholarships open to all races, with the exception of a few scholarships that are specifically for American Indians
- Supporting schools for underprivileged, exceptional children of all races
- Contributing time and money to the veterans hospitals
- Publishing The DAR Manual for Citizenship since 1921
- Providing approximately 50,000 free copies of the manual annually to immigrants seeking naturalization
- Providing volunteers to teach reading in the literacy programs throughout the United States
- Involving members in all areas of community service
- Contributing over a half-million dollars to the Statue of Liberty restoration
One of our many DAR activities is the DAR Good Citizens program in which we contact high schools in our area. If the school is willing to participate, their faculty selects three seniors who have demonstrated in an outstanding way the qualities of dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism in their home, school, and community. All students of the senior class are eligible; U.S. citizenship is not a requirement. From the three students selected by the faculty, the senior class chooses one to represent their school. Students chosen may participate in an essay contest. All judges are non-DAR.
To carry out the injunction of President George 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; 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.
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Site last updated on 27 June 2016