Appalachian Trail Chapter
Membership in the DAR
Membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) honors and preserves the legacy of
your patriot ancestor. Over two hundred years ago, American patriots fought and sacrificed for the
freedoms we enjoy today. As a member of DAR, through participation in the Society’s various programs
and activities, you can continue this legacy by actively supporting historic preservation, promotion of
education, and patriotic endeavor.

DAR members are educators, students, professionals, mothers, historians, genealogists, and
homemakers who take an active role in their communities, promoting our objectives of patriotism,
education, and historic preservation.  With almost 3,000 chapters throughout the world, and with over  
170,000 members, we are one of the largest women's organizations in the world.

Membership in DAR offers a number of benefits, including:

  • Promoting American history throughout the year by honoring historically significant people, places,
    dates, and events.

  • Participating in commemorative events such as Flag Day, Veterans Day, and the 4th of July.

  • The satisfaction of active participation in meaningful service projects throughout the community.

  • Recognizing students with awards and scholarships. Involving all family members in promoting service

  • Supporting the Constitution of the United States of America, the patriotic values of our country, and
    the military men and women who serve the nation.

  • Camaraderie with other DAR members during projects, events, and social events.

  • Opportunities to improve leadership abilities by taking on responsibilities at chapter, state, and
    national levels.

Any woman is eligible for membership who is no less than eighteen years of age and can prove lineal
descent from an ancestor who aided in achieving American independence. She must provide documentation
for each statement of birth, marriage, and death.

Admission to membership in the NSDAR is by invitation through a chapter in your area.  No chapter may
discriminate against an applicant on the basis of race or creed.
For information on becoming a DAR member in Virginia, please click HERE
Web hyperlinks to non-DAR sites are not the responsibility of the NSDAR, the state
or individual DAR chapters.
The NSDAR motto
"God, Home, and Country