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Oregon Trail Chapter, NSDAR

National Society Daughters of American Revolution (NSDAR) Objectives:

Historic 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 natural history. On the National level, the Daughters of American Revolution (DAR) maintains a museum at our National Headquarters in Washington, DC, that displays the artistry and craftsmanship present in America 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 school Good Citizens contest. We sponsor awards for outstanding American History Teachers and Students. We support our national organization's six schools for disadvantaged children and Oregon 's own Chemawa Indian School. Oregon Trail Chapter sponsors its own scholarship at Mt. Hood 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.

We promote patriotism by distributing citizenship manuals to those desiring to become United States Citizens. We sponsor an award for Outstanding Service to Veteran-Patients. We 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. We recognize ROTC and Junior ROTC achievement and offer support and assistance to our veterans. Oregon Trail Chapter members participate in the Massing of the Colors here in Portland every Veteran's Day.

 Oregon Trail DAR/CAR Member in front of Covered Wagon