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National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

About the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR)


Founded: October 11, 1890

Incorporated in 1896, by an Act of Congress. 

Objectives: Historic PreservationEducationPatriotism

Motto: "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.

Pamela Edwards Rouse Wright, President General NSDAR

National Society Daughters of the American Revolution 2022-2025 Theme

“Celebrate Stars & Stripes Forever - Rejoice in our DAR Ties of Service and Friendship”

President General Pamela Edwards Rouse Wright

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National Scriptures:

  "Love is patient and kind; love is not jealous or boastful; it is not arrogant or rude.
  Love does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right. 

  Love bears all things, hopes all things, endures all things."

  (I Corinthians 13:4-7)

  "Rejoice Always"

  (I Thessalonians 5:16)

Mission Statement:

  • Celebrate our nation’s rich history and diversity of experience upon the threshold of America’s 250th anniversary.

  • Promote belonging throughout our membership by acknowledging with gratitude and friendship each member and her dedicated service to God, Home, and Country.

  • Propel membership growth by welcoming all descendants of American Patriots while retaining our treasured Daughters.

  • Encourage and support projects and service opportunities for every chapter to highlight historic preservation, education, and patriotism in unique, local, and impactful ways.

  • Maintain financial stability & maximize operational effectiveness.

  • Recognize with appreciation our dedicated National Society staff.

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Illinois DAR State 2023-2025 Theme

"Working Together - Making  a Difference"

State Regent Christina Bannon


State Scriptures:

“Think of ways to encourage one another to outbursts of love and good deeds.” Hebrews 10:24 NV

“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9


State Symbol: Dara Knot

The Dara Celtic Knot comes from the Gaelic word ‘Doire’, which means ‘Oak Tree’.

Because of the oak tree’s immense weight and its powerful root system, this tree is

considered a symbol of strength and unity. The oak can live up to a staggering

300 years old, so is believed by many to also symbolize wisdom.


State Regent's Program: "Working together, Making a Difference Grant Program"

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