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Patriots of the Revolutionary War
National Society Daughters of the American Revolution is
celebrating 124 years of service this year.
Headquartered in Washington, D.C., in buildings covering
an entire square block near the White House, DAR is
dedicated to promoting historic preservation, education,
and patriotic endeavor. Most of the volunteer
work of DAR is accomplished under a committee system,
sponsoring schools, scholarships, contests, and
recognition for community service. DAR works to
preserve our American heritage and supports current
members and veterans of the military. DAR is
non-political and does not lobby on the state or local
The Iowa Society Daughters of the American Revolution (ISDAR) was organized in 1891. Iowa Daughters are active in their communities preserving history, promoting education, and fostering patriotism. Iowa Daughters actively seek new members, working to assist prospective members with research into their family heritages. Any woman 18 years or older, regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background, who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution is eligible for membership. Currently there are 48 chapters with nearly 2,200 members.
Iowa Daughters have placed historical markers, commemorating historical sites; they have helped preserve genealogical records and local histories in Iowa. Iowa Daughters have also helped commemorate historical events such as the Lewis & Clark Expedition, Korean War, and the Louisiana Purchase. Members work with schools to promote youth programs and scholarship opportunities through such programs as the DAR Good Citizens recognition and scholarship for high school seniors, Junior American Citizens activities for children of all ages, and various poster and essay contests. Individually and as chapters, Iowa Daughters volunteer in their communities and for VA Hospitals, supporting active duty military as well as veterans. Membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution gives women an opportunity to form lifelong friendships and provides a framework for activities that support the NSDAR Motto: God, Home, and Country.
Sharon A. Braden
Iowa State Regent
"God, Home, and Country"
"Honoring Our Heritage --
Focusing on the Future --
2014 - 2016 State Theme
to Encourage Lifelong Learning
2014 - 2016 Scripture
"An intelligent heart acquires knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge."
Last Updated 12 September 2014