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USS Enterprize Chapter
The National Society of United State Daughters of 1812
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"Liberty, Fraternity and Unity"
The USS Enterprize Chapter USD 1812 was founded on August 25, 2005 with 18 charter members.
This chapter serves the City of Bremerton and the Greater Kitsap Peninsula of Washington
The name of the chapter is in honor of the schooner/brig USS Enterprize (sometimes spelled with a "z") that defended our country before, during and after the War of 1812.
Information about the ship USS Enterprise (Enterprize of 1799) can be found on this link:
The Third USS Enterprise of 1799
scroll down to the picture of the Third USS Enterprise Ships, there you will find a picture of this ship included in these links.
The chapter has an ongoing patriotic project of honoring veterans of the two modern aircraft carriers also named Enterprise:
Both Enterprise carriers were overhauled in the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton, Washington.
Membership in the USS Enterprize Chapter, U.S.D. 1812 provides opportunities for service in our community. Our chapter participates in projects that support veterans through donations of time and goods to the Washington Veterans Home at Retsil, Washington. We also support the annual Veterans Day Celebration at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds, the George Washington Memorial at the University on Presidents Day in February and host an entry in the annual Armed Forces Day Parade in Bremerton, Washington.
An 1812 era naval officer uniform was created under the direction of a USS Enterprize Chapter member, to represent Lt. Edward McCall, who was awarded a Congressional Gold Medal for bringing the battle, USS Enterprize vs. HMS Boxer, to a victorious close, on August 5, 1813. This uniform is worn by JROTC Cadets at special chapter events like the parade.
The chapter rewards patriotism and good citizenship by presenting U.S.D. 1812 JROTC Bronze Medals each spring to the following local units:
The chapter places educational displays in local libraries to commemorate historical events from the War of 1812. The display at the left was for the 75th anniversary of the acceptance by Congress of the Star Spangled Banner as our National Anthem (March 3, 2006).
The chapter also maintains good public relations with the community by supporting the Harrison Hospital Foundation, by donating stuffed toys which are distributed to children as comfort items in our local hospitals and emergency rooms.
Our chapter meetings have programs that focus on the history of the War of 1812 and our chapter business focuses on creative ways to support the society's National Committees. Recruiting new members is always a high priority and allows us to share and improve our skills in genealogical research.