About the DAR


The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was founded on October 11, 1890, and incorporated in 1896, by an Act of Congress.  Our motto is "God, Home, and Country".

NSDAR is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women’s service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America’s future through better education.

National Society

Daughters of the American Revolution Theme



National Theme:

   “Rise and Shine for America”

National Scriptures:

   "Let your light shine before others that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven." 

   (Matthew 5:16)

National Symbol:


Mission Statement:

The Mission of the VanBuren Associates is to energize members to rise up in meaningful service to America and to shine by raising awareness of DAR’s purpose, relevancy and vibrancy through robust public outreach.  We will honor the spirit of our Revolutionary ancestors and educate the public about their sacrifices, and we will actively promote the rights and responsibilities of U.S. citizenship. 













State Theme

    Peace and New Life

State Scripture

   “Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God forgave you.” 

   (Ephesians 4:32)


   “Depart from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.” 

   (Psalm 34:14)


   “Behold, new things have come.” 

   (2 Corinthians 5:17)

State Symbol

   Dove holding an olive branch

State Motto 

   Diligent, Attentive, Respectful

State Song

   "Let There Be Peace on Earth"

State Regent's Projects

   Wreaths Across America

   Make-A-Wish Illinois

State Regent’s Program

   "My Grandmother's DAR"


Illinois DAR State Theme