The Russellville Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR)took to the Carrico Square Thursday, Sept. 17th showing their support for the United States Constitution by waving flags, ringing bells and holding signs. Those in attendance were DAR members Hattie Jean Carter, Bobbie Jean Burnett, Linda Hatler, S. Darlene Gooch, Judy Wilcutt, Sue Wood, Jackie Powell and Mary Ann Downing.
The local DAR was organized on April 14, 1924, by a group of local ladies who loved their country and were proud of their families history and those Patriots who fought for our freedoms during the American Revolution.
“It is because of this fact, that each year across the United States all Daughters of the American Revolution during September 17-23 celebrate and support the Constitution of the U.S.A. by waving our flags, ringing bells of freedom,” said Gooch adding, that at each of their meetings they pray, salute the American flag, say the Pledge of Allegiance and recite the Preamble to the Constitution.
The DAR are vibrant, active women who are passionate about community service, preserving history, educating children, as well as honoring and supporting those who serve our nation.
The DAR, 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.
As one of the most inclusive genealogical societies in the country, DAR boasts 177,000 members in 3,000 chapters across the United States and internationally. 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.
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