The Fort Cooper Chapter continues to work towards the three objectives of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution: Historic Preservation, Education and Patriotism. We are continuing to increase our Chapter membership with new sisters and now have over 100 members. Among our membership, we have two sisters with over 60 years of membership, two with 50 years, two with 40 years and three with over 25 years of DAR membership. We have several third generation members of which we are proud. We celebrated our 5 year anniversary this past April.
AWARDS AND RECOGNITION FORT COOPER CHAPTER RECEIVED for 2011-2012
The Fort Cooper Chapter acknowledged the outstanding JROTC Cadets from the three local high schools: Citrus, Crystal River and Lecanto and awarded a ROTC Metal to the Sea Cadet Program for outstanding Cadet. A DAR certificate, JROTC Medal and a check were given to each. The Chapter recognized a local resident for her contribution in preservation of local history for Women's History Month. We participate in the OCP, a program that provides "manufacturer's coupons" to military families at overseas bases. We participated in our local Veteran’s Day Parade and “Wreath’s Across America” in December at Bushnell Florida National Cemetery. We are involved in the Veterans History Project to collect and preserve audio/video oral histories, letters, diaries, maps, photographs, and home movies of America's war veterans and those who served in support of them. We hosted a Flag Day Program at two of the local libraries with the Withlacoochee SAR Chapter and were involved in Flag Day Programs at all the local libraries. We helped celebrated Flag Day at the Fort Cooper State Park. The Chapter adopted a 4nd grade class at the Kate Duncan Smith Dar School in Grant, AL. Several of our members attended Continental Congress this July. As you can see, we are a busy and active chapter. The Chapter is very proud of the efforts of all our members.