New York State Organization

Daughters of the American Revolution

PROMOTION OF PATRIOTISM


Efforts by New York Daughters to meet our objective
of patriotic endeavor include:

 

Re-Dedication Ceremony for Reubena Hyde Walworth, the daughter of one of the Four Founders of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, and a remarkable woman.  New York State Regent, Denise Doring VanBuren, keynote speaker at the re-dedication ceremony, April 30, 2011.


Flag Essay Contest - The New York State Flag of the United States of America Committee sponsors a flag essay contest for fifth and sixth grade students. Chapters enlist schools to participate. From the essays that are written, each chapter selects one essay to submit for consideration for one of four prizes.


Veteran Patient Education Resource Center at Buffalo.  In addition to the usual activities of the DAR Service for Veterans Committee, New York State Daughters provide financial support to the Veteran Patient Education Resource Center at the VA Western New York Healthcare System in Buffalo, New York (http://www.buffalo.va.gov/).  This "Skills Center," the only one of its kind in the state, provides tutoring in basic educational skills, GED preparation, and assistance with resume writing, computer training, health information, and help with applications for benefits.

 Over the years, New York Daughters have donated funds for the purchase of printed materials, computer peripherals (printer, scanner, and multi-purpose machine), a photocopier and fax machine, a shredder, portable computer storage media, toner, printer cartridges, and copy stands.


Efforts by the National Society and New York Daughters include:

  •  Americanism Committee: This committee oversees the approval process for the DAR Medal of Honor and the DAR Americanism Medal and encourages DAR members to become involved in their local naturalization process and assist new immigrants with citizenship.
  •  DAR Service for Veterans: Daughters honor veterans by volunteering at VA medical facilities.
  • The Flag of the United States of America Committee: This committee works to protect the flag and to educate citizens regarding its correct usage.
  • DAR Project Patriot: DAR Project Patriot is the official Daughters of the American Revolution committee that supports America's service personnel in current conflicts abroad.
  • Constitution Week: DAR sponsors special programs and public service announcements during the week of September 17-23 to help inform and educate the public about this document which is fundamental to our society.


Patriotic Resources:


Melzingah Chapter DAR and Highland Pass Society C.A.R. members gathered to participate in the Town of East Fishkill Memorial Day celebration. 

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Members of District VII helped lay wreaths on veterans graves at the Bath National Cemetery in BathNY, 
for Wreaths Across America. 

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Members of Irondequoit & Caleb Hopkins Chapters, along with Rochester SAR and Ensign Robert Wilson C.A.R., attended the Veterans Day Services at the Blue Cross Arena in downtown Rochester. Memorial wreathes from each organization were placed at the eternal flame to honor veterans past and present.




NY Daughters present donation to The Veterans Place, a shelter for homeless veterans in Yaphank, NY.