Membership in the NSDAR is a unique opportunity to establish one's lineage and heritage as a descendent of a patriot of the American Revolution. Applicants interested in participating in the historical, educational, and patriotic activities of the NSDAR are welcome. An individual joins a chapter by invitation of that chapter. She is accepted as a member of the National Society by action of the National Board of Management. A DAR member is first a member of the National Society, and through her chapter and state organization, she contributes her service to the collective strength and progress of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

For more information regarding membership eligibility in DAR, please visit the NSDAR web site.

 
   
         
    (1) To perpetuate the memory of the men and women who achieved American Independence; by the acquisition and the protection of historical spots and the erection of monuments; by the encouragement of historical research in relation to the American Revolution and the publication of its results; by the preservation of documents and relics, and of the records of the individual services of Revolutionary soldiers and patriots; and by the promotion of celebrations of all patriotic anniversaries.

 
    (2) To carry out the injunction of Washington in his farewell address to the American people, to promote, as an object of primary importance, institutions for the general diffusion of knowledge, this developing an enlightened public opinion, and affording to young and old such advantages as shall develop in them the largest capacity for performing the duties of American Citizens.

 
    (3) To cherish, maintain and extend the institutions of American freedom, to foster true patriotism and love of country, and to aid in securing for mankind all the blessing of liberty.

 
      Extracted from the Bylaws, NSDAR, Article II
 


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