THE STORY OF THE STATE PIN
The following resolution was adopted by the New Hampshire DAR State Conference held in Keene, October 8, 1935:
"Whereas the New Hampshire Conference of the Daughters of the American Revolution has never had a New Hampshire State DAR pin or bar to be worn by its members to designate our state group...a State Pin Committee was created at our Board of Management meeting on June 26, 1935.
"Whereas that committee was empowered to be an active one to co-operate with the New Hampshire State Officials in regard to the design of the pin to be based upon the State of New Hampshire Seal, somewhat....
"Whereas the committee has proceeded successfully and obtained a DAR pin that compares favorably with the DAR pins worn by members of other states and which the State Regent and we think is a thing of beauty, to be a joy forever, easy to read and understand by the onlooker and appropriate in design to the spirit that our revolutionary ancestors manifested in the times of 1776, which date this pin proudly bears,
"Resolved: That the report, having been accepted and recommended by the Board of Management, to be accepted and that New Hampshire Daughters of the American Revolution members be allowed to purchase said pin at the popular price of $3.25 each for heavy gold plated and $10.75 for the 14 carat gold ones, and wear said New Hampshire pin with their ancestral bars or DAR Insignia."
The Ship on the Seal and Pin
The 32-gun USS Raleigh had her keel laid on March 21, 1776, and was launched merely 60 days later on May 21, 1776, from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. This feat was held up as an example of American ingenuity and industry and the ship has become a symbol for American achievements. The ship's figurehead was a full length image of Sir Walter Raleigh. The ship was last commanded by Commodore Barry, who was later appointed head of the Navy by President George Washington. While British seamen had to do battle against her, they admired the swift and beautifully designed ship.