Projects and Activities
Tombstone Restoration Project
The Schuyler Colfax Chapter currently has a project to restore the tombstone of Schuyler Colfax as well as seek local landmark status for the monument and City Cemetery. To read more about this important please use this link to our page on the "Tombstone Restoration Project."
Revolutionary War Soldiers Buried in St. Joseph County
The chapter maintains extensive information on Revolutionary War Soldiers buried in St. Joseph County. Please contact us if you are interested in learning more about our Patriots.
America's Constitution Week
We celebrated America's Constitution Week September 20, 21, and 22. Please join with us for the celebration of our country's great Constitution and the valiant efforts of all those who gave us this Constitutional document and for those today, who continue to honor, protect, and preserve our document.
Additional Projects and ActivitiesThe chapter supports and encourages education and the study of American History in local schools by annually conducting essay contests from grades 5 through 12. An average of fifty medals a year are presented to the outstanding essayists.
We also encourage good citizenship by presenting awards to one representative Senior from each high school in the area who best demonstrates the qualities of a good citizen, dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism.
The chapter contributes to numerous DAR scholarship funds.
The chapter is involved in remembering and contacting our veteran patients who are residents in local facilities as well as the Indiana State Veterans Home in Marion, Indiana.
We attend all naturalization ceremonies and personally congratulate each candidate for citizenship. Flag code pamphlets which describe the correct usage and display of the American flag are presented to each candidate courtesy of the chapter.
The chapter also actively supports preserving the history and marking historic sites of the area.
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