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.

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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)

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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:

    Strength Through Service

State Scripture:

   “We have as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner shrine behind the curtain” 

   (Hebrews 6:19)

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State Motto:

   Stay positive, be considerate, persevere

State Regent’s Program:

   "Serving Those Who Have Served Us."

State Regent’s Project:

   Honor and Respect for All Illinois Veterans

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