Each year our chapter members provide hundreds of hours of service in our community. We strive to fulfill the objectives of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR), which are: "Historic Preservation, Education and Patriotism."
We believe in supporting and encouraging the youth in our community by honoring students with various awards and medals from: American History essay contest winners, the DAR Good Citizens, Outstanding JROTC, and scholarship awards. Our chapter is also involved with collecting items for donation to the local school district, items for conservation and preservation projects, as well as items to help support our military veterans. We also make monetary donations to various organizations, which include the Veteran Center, KSDAR Duncan Tavern, and we provide financial support for President General's Project and to other miscellaneous organizations and projects.
We participate in events throughout the year, some relating to holidays such as: Flag Day, Veterans Day, Memorial Day or the Fourth of July. We are also active in supporting other events, like the Dedication of Flags Ceremony held in Old Hebron Cemetery and we have done several dedications for the placement of chapter DAR grave memorial markers; one of which was held at the Frankfort Cemetery for one of our patriots, Arrington Wickliffe.
Our chapter is committed to supporting our local community and holding true to the motto of the DAR ... "God, Home and Country." We do this by providing and being active in programs and activities throughout the year. We have a strong appreciation towards our veterans and have honored them in various ways. In 2017, in recognition of Veterans Day, we visited The Courtyard Assisted Living Facility in Central City where 6 veterans are residents. It was a privilege for our chapter to recognize and honor these heroic men, and to give our thanks and appreciation for their great service and sacrifice.
Some of the additional work we do is done at the state or national level. Many of our members participate in the state conference held by the Kentucky Society Daughters of the American Revolution (KSDAR) and/or have attended Continental Congress, which is a large event held annually, in Washington, D.C., attended by thousands of DAR members across this country. Several of our members have received awards as national winners for their works submitted to the American Heritage contest. There is an awards ceremony held during the week of Continental Congress to recognize these winners.
It is the goal of our chapter to continue to reach out to our community in supportive ways to honor the sacrifices of those who have served, and help preserve their historical legacy, and continue our commitment of education and patriotism.
If you have an interest in learning more about our chapter or the DAR, we welcome you to reach out to us on our contact page.
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The Elizabeth Campbell Russell Chapter NSDAR
Last updated: March 15, 2018
National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
Central City, Kentucky