Here's just a small sampling of the many ways our Freedom Hill Daughters have served our community over the years.

 

naturalization ceremonies, alexandria, virginia

Freedom Hill members lead brand new citizens in their first pledge of allegiance, hand out American Flags, and congratulate immigrants on their new citizenship. 

  Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images.

Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images.

 

honor flights, ronald reagan washington national airport

Each spring and fall, Freedom Hill members have the privilege of greeting veterans as they arrive in Washington, D.C., to tour the national monument of the conflict in which they served. The Honor Flight program serves over 10,000 World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam War veterans every year.

  Photo courtesy of honorflightdca.com.

Photo courtesy of honorflightdca.com.

 

wreaths across america

Every December, Freedom Hill members help lay wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery to honor our fallen soldiers. We return in January to help pick them up at the end of the holiday season.

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trash cleanup at soldier's home, washington, D.C.

For the 2017 NSDAR Day of Service, Freedom Hill members helped pick up litter from the Armed Forces Retirement Home grounds. 

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rebuilding of the farmhouse at Claude Moore Colonial Farm

Freedom Hill members contributed to the rebuilding of the farmhouse at Claude Moore Colonial Farm, the restoration of the William Watters Cemetery, and the marking of historic Langley Fork.

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Vinson Hall Navy Marine Coast Guard residence foundation community

Freedom Hill helped with the set up and the support the next day.

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historic markers

Freedom Hill members have placed markers at several historical sites in Northern Virginia including Ash Grove, Dranesville Tavern, Colvin Run Mill, Sully Plantation, and Huntley House.

  Photo courtesy of Fairfax County Parks.

Photo courtesy of Fairfax County Parks.

 

Commemorating Patriot Service

Freedom Hill Chapter, NSDAR, placed a marker at the gravesite of Colonel James Wren in celebration of the restoration of the Wren-Darne Family Cemetery in Falls Church, Virginia.

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transcribing gravestones, falls church, virginia

For the DAR day of service we participated by transcribing gravestones in Falls Church. We took pictures of stones and then uploaded the photos and our notes on what the gravestones said to Findagrave. This important volunteer effort helps people all across the country find their ancestors and trace their genealogy.

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wounded warrior race packet pickup

Freedom Hill members handed out race packets for the McLean 5K Run with the Warriors a few years back in support of Vinson Hall and their Navy Marine Coast Guard residence foundation.

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Boundary stone repair and maintenance

D.C. area DAR chapters maintain many of the 40 original boundary stones that demarcated the District of Columbia. Freedom Hill is fortunate to have three stones within our chapter's geography. NW1 is off of Powhatan Street, NW2 is on Old Dominion Drive, and NW3 is off of Tazewell Street. All three are on residential properties.

  Boundary stone NW2 in McLean, Virginia. Photo: Stephen Powers.

Boundary stone NW2 in McLean, Virginia. Photo: Stephen Powers.


I am not influenced by the expectation of promotion or pecuniary reward. I wish to be useful, and every kind of service necessary for the public good, become honorable by being necessary.
— Nathan Hale, September 1776