Children of the American Revolution
Mile Prairie Society, Children of the American Revolution, was
organized on August 5, 1979, in Granite City, Illinois.
Drusilla Andrews Chapter, DAR sponsored the
years. Belleville Chapter DAR is the present
Mile Prairie Society, began
Members. We have always been a small
group, but active on the local and state levels.
Friendships have been made by the children that span the
and, in one case, even a lifelong pen pal from Poland!
the beginning we met in members’ homes, but we all seem to enjoy
historic places. Usually, our meetings
are held on Saturday or Sunday afternoon.
activities are an important part of all
organizations. Some we have held have
lemonade, recycling aluminum cans, selling Statue of Liberty pins, and
made Holiday pins. Always, all local
DAR and SAR Chapters have been generous in supporting us.
Activities have been varied, such as marching in parades;
Veterans Homes; USO; Cahokia Courthouse; Pierre Menard Home; Jarrot
the City Museum in St. Louis; Whitehaven, the home of Ulysses S. Grant;
Lewis and Clark State Historic Site, in Hartford, IL; and viewing the
the process of being active members, the children learn parliamentary
procedure, patriotism, and United States History.
young person under the age of 21 is eligible for membership if he or
she is lineally
descended from a man or woman who, with unfailing loyalty, rendered
aid to the cause of the American Independence as a soldier, sailor,
officer, or recognized patriot in one of the several Colonies or
States, or of
the United States. The prospective
member must also be personally acceptable to the respective society.