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Volunteer Activities

Manhattan Chapter annually participates in Memorial Day ceremonies by placing a wreath at the Soldiers and Sailors Monument (shown here) in memory of America's service men and women. To recognize the 10th Anniversary of 9/11, we partnered with Fraunces Tavern Museum and Regents' Roundtable members to coordinate a month-long exhibit of art and poetry created by high school students residing in all five boroughs of New York City.

Veterans Hospital

We contribute to the fund raising efforts of the local veterans facility at First Avenue and 23rd Street and package Christmas gifts for both men and women soldiers at that VA Medical Center for holiday distribution.

 Painting by Manhattan Chapter DAR
Daughter Victoria Chall
Soldiers & Sailors Monument located
at 89th Street & Riverside Drive

Scholarship Opportunities
Each year Manhattan Chapter recognizes outstanding graduating seniors attending local New York City schools with the DAR Good Citizens Awards for their dependability, leadership, service, and patriotism, and presents each student with local, state, and national scholarship award opportunities through an essay competition.

Preservation and Beautification

We have continued an ongoing effort to preserve the Dutch-founded 1787 Erasmus Hall Academy building located in Flatbush Brooklyn, and work with state departments and agencies to refurbish and protect this landmarked structure. Over the years, Manhattan Chapter has also planted hundreds of daffodils and tulips in the pre- and post-Revolutionary War burial ground of the nearby parent Flatbush Dutch Reformed Church (f. 1654). Our chapter members descend from patriots who resided in eleven of the original thirteen American colonies. These men risked their lives and sacrificed their fortunes during the seven year struggle for independence (1776 to 1783), serving as soldiers, representatives, or suppliers of goods or shelter. Their deeds and beliefs changed the course of world history.

Manhattan Chapter
New York, NY

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