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The William Penn Chapter was organized October 14, 1954 on the anniversary of the birth of William Penn. With the chapter's location north of the "City of Brotherly Love," the decision to take the name of William Penn, the founder of Pennsylvania and Philadelphia, for the new chapter was unanimous.

During its early years, William Penn Chapter enjoyed the intimacy of meeting in member's homes. When the growing chapter needed more space, meetings were held at the Carmel Presbyterian Church and since 1979, chapter meetings have been held in Abington.

In addition to our regularly scheduled meetings, we enjoy one or two annual tours of various historical sites in the Greater Philadelphia area and of course, lunch afterwards.

One of the ways William Penn Chapter honors those who served "securing for mankind all the blessings of liberty1" is by assisting Marines in placing 2500 American flags on U. S. Military Veterans' graves at George Washington Cemetery. It's our privilege to show the young men and women serving our country that they will not be forgotten as long as William Penn Chapter and Daughters of the American Revolution exist.

William Penn Chapter also marches in Glenside's 4th of July parade. Members, prospective members, and their children are all welcome to march. Please contact the Regent for details if you would like to join us. And in December, we decorate a tree with patriotic symbols for historic Hope Lodge's Gala of Trees in Fort Washinton.

William Penn Chapter meetings are held during the evening, a time convenient to our members who work inside or outside the home, as well as those who are retired. If you would like to attend a meeting, please contact our Regent so she can invite you to visit as our guest.
We look forward to meeting you!

Under the outstanding leadership of past and present officers,
William Penn Chapter has enjoyed more than fifty successful years, and is looking forward to the celebration of other milestones in service to our country through the National and PA State Societies Daughters of the American Revolution.

Won't you join us?

1DAR Objectives: Historic Preservation, Patriotism, Education.


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