The objectives laid forth in the first meeting of the DAR have remained the same in 125 years of active service to the nation. Those objectives are: Historical - to perpetuate the memory and spirit of the men and women who achieved American Independence; Educational - 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 Patriotic - 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.
Did you know that October is Family History Month? Many DAR members are avid genealogy researchers and are focused on researching past generations of our ancestors. Most people have to admit that even if they do not consider themselves to be “genealogists,” they have some desire to know about their past and their ancestors. But, do you ever think about what you need to be doing to preserve the records that you have about your ancestors? And, what about the “documents” that you create during your lifetime? Just as we want to learn about our parents,... Read More