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DAR Activities

The Daughters of the American Revolution, founded in 1890 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., 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 for children.


DAR members volunteer millions of service hours annually in their local communities including supporting active-duty military personnel and assisting veteran patients, awarding thousands of dollars in scholarships and financial aid each year to students, and supporting schools for underserved children with annual donations exceeding one million dollars.

Through that endeavor, the National Pike Chapter, NSDAR, supports a variety of programs and activities. Select a category below to find out more. 

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DAR members participate in many projects to preserve cultural
heritage, including restoring historical sites, marking American Revolutionary War Patriot gravesites, and placing monuments around the world to
memorialize people and events throughout American history. Projects the National Pike Chapter, NSDAR, supports include the following:



Woman on Podium

DAR promotes education through the encouragement of the Junior ROTC program, DAR Good Citizens, Youth Citizenship, Junior American Citizens; the provision of scholarships and awards to outstanding students; and the support of several schools through chapter and member donations. Programs the National Pike Chapter, NSDAR, supports include the following:

  • Junior American Citizens Contest (open to all students preschool-12th Grade)

  • Bronze JROTC Medal

  • DAR Good Citizen Award (high school seniors)

  • DAR Youth Citizenship Medal (Grades 5-11)

  • Sponsor local students for PSSDAR and NSDAR Scholarships

  • Constitution Week Education - During September, share information about the Constitution with schools and local communities

  • Collect Box Tops for Schools

  • Learn about history and educate others

  • Donate books to local libraries



Wreaths Across America

DAR members’ love of country is evident in the many endeavors we
pursue including troop appreciation events, participating in Memorial Day Celebrations, and collecting the stories of our Revolutionary War Patriots to share with others. Patriotic events and opportunities the National Pike Chapter, NSDAR, participates in include the following:

  • Wreaths Across America laying wreaths on veterans' graves each December

  • Package and donate personal care bags and a monetary gift for the VA Medical Center in Oakland, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania each Christmas


Watch this short video of DAR’s involvement in patriotic efforts over the past 125 years

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