Freedom Hill Chapter, NSDAR

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution is a nonprofit, nonpolitical women's service organization whose mission is to promote historic preservation, education, and patriotism. 

Our chapter, founded in 1947, participates in this grassroots volunteer work in numerous ways in the McLean/Great Falls area and in other parts of Virginia.  

 

What We've Achieved

Below is just a short list of our chapter's activities over our 70 year history:

  • Attended naturalization ceremonies to congratulate our newest citizens and distribute U.S. Flags
  • Participated in Wreaths Across America
  • Greeted veterans arriving in D.C., to tour the monument of the conflict in which they served as part of the Honor Flight program
  • Honored area students annually in the 5th, 8th, and 12th grades for outstanding citizenship and patriotism, and students in the 6th and 7th grades for outstanding work in American History
  • Restored the fence that protects one of the original boundary stones marking the District of Columbia
  • Donated unpublished genealogical information to the DAR Library
  • Helped meet the needs of veteran patients at Virginia Veterans Affairs medical centers and other locations through volunteer work and donations
     
  • Raised money for Ronald McDonald House and American Indian schools
  • Collected nearly 2,500 books for donation to the Rosa Keller Branch of the New Orleans Public Library, which is located in the Broadmoor neighborhood that was devastated by Hurricane Katrina
  • Contributed to the rebuilding of the farmhouse at Claude Moore Colonial Farm, the marking of historic Langley Fork, and the restoration of the William Watters Cemetery and Wren-Darne Family Cemetery
  • Placed markers at historical sites in Northern Virginia, including Ash Grove, Dranesville Tavern, Colvin Run Mill, Sully Plantation, and Huntley House
  • Replaced a historical marker at Green Spring Historic Home
  • Indexed all miscellaneous Virginia genealogical records in the DAR Library
  • Gave out American Flags to local schools, libraries, and Girl Scout Gold Award winners
     
  • Collected stamps for Stamps for the Wounded; serving disabled veterans

  

 

The National Society

Founded in 1890, the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR or DAR) is a lineage society devoted to preserving history, fostering patriotism, and promoting education. The work of the National Society is largely carried out by its nearly 3,000 chapters nationwide. 

The story of how the DAR was founded.

Today there are over 185,000 current members and just under one million women have joined DAR since it was founded.

To become a member of the DAR, a woman must prove blood descent from a person who rendered patriotic service during the American Revolution, and she must be at least 18 years old.   

  NSDAR Headquarters, Washington, D.C. Photo courtesy of entertainment.dc.gov.

NSDAR Headquarters, Washington, D.C. Photo courtesy of entertainment.dc.gov.

To learn more about the NSDAR you can visit the Daughters of the American Revolution National Headquarters channel on YouTube. 


She is friendly to all progressive
movements, especially
so in the progress of
women.
— a friend describing DAR founder, Mary Smith Lockwood.