The Westchester chapters of NSDAR participate jointly in presenting flags to new citizens as they go through the naturalization ceremony in White Plains, New York, and encourage the flying of the American flag.
Each chapter supports scholarship funds through the National Society of the DAR as well as individually presenting DAR Good Citizens' medals to deserving high school students, and supports outstanding teachers of American history. Special awards are presented within the chapter for outstanding community service and conservation efforts, with the approval of the National Society. A special ROTC medal is presented to a student at Roosevelt High School in Yonkers, New York, the only school in Westchester with such a program.
As the DAR is a patriotic organization, the Hudson River Patriots Chapter supports veterans of all wars through their support at veterans’ hospitals. The chapter also supports troops in action by sending gift boxes of needed supplies to soldiers in the field and the wounded in hospitals
The Hudson River Patriots Chapter also participates in efforts of historic preservation within our own communities. New York had seen a great deal of action in the Revolutionary War; and there are many historic sites located within our communities, such as Washington's Headquarters, located on Virginia Road in White Plains, New York.
The chapter has placed a plaque at the Odell Tavern in Irvington, New York, home of the family of Jacob Odell, whose four sons participated in the Revolution. Built in 1690, the house is still standing in the town.
Members participated in the 225th Anniversary of the Revolution in New York and the re-enactment of the capture of Major Andre. The entire program in Tarrytown, New York, was arranged by one of our members, Dr. Sara Mascia, and included lectures at the theater and the re-enactment of the capture at Patriots’ Park.
The chapter participated in the re-enactment of the capture of Major Andre for the 225th Anniversary of the Revolution in New York at Patriots Park, Tarrytown, New York.
The chapter has presented an historic preservation medal to Rob Yasinsac, who has recorded many of the decaying structures in the Hudson Valley. He has written several books, the latest "Hudson Valley Ruins," with Thomas E. Rinaldi.
For further information about our chapter or the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, please contact Dr. Brenda Horrell, the Regent of Hudson River Patriots Chapter, or Mrs. Kari Weis, Chapter Registrar. To visit the National Society, please click on the following link: NSDAR. To visit the the New York State Organization, please click on the following link: NYDAR.