Society Daughters of American Revolution (NSDAR) Objectives:
Preservation--Promotion of Education--Patriotic Endeavor
In historic preservation,
the Oregon Society owns and maintains four
museums in different parts of the
State. We sponsor a Conservation Medal for those who preserve our
history. On the National level, the Daughters of American Revolution
maintains a museum at our National Headquarters in
DC, that displays the artistry and craftsmanship present in
before the Industrial Revolution. The NSDAR
raised half a million dollars
toward the restoration of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.
In education, we sponsor
elementary and middle school American history essay contests and a high
Good Citizens contest. We sponsor awards for outstanding American
Teachers and Students. We support our national organization's six
disadvantaged children and
's own Chemawa Indian
School. Oregon Trail Chapter sponsors its own
scholarship at Mt.
Community College for students pursuing degrees in
education or nursing. We donate books and
magazines to libraries, and our Literacy Challenge Committee helps
people of all
ages learn to read.
patriotism by distributing citizenship manuals to those desiring to
become United States
Citizens. We sponsor an award for Outstanding Service to
are currently mounting a statewide US flag drive to help
schools that are short
of flags. A member of Oregon Trail
Chapter is the National DAR Representative to the Portland VA Hospital.
recognize ROTC and Junior ROTC achievement and offer support and
our veterans. Oregon Trail Chapter members participate in the Massing
Colors here in Portland
every Veteran's Day.