The DAR was founded in 1890 with a three-fold mission: to promote patriotism, preserve American History, and secure America’s future through education. Any 18-year old woman who can prove lineal descent from a Revolution patriot is eligible to join. Since 1890, more than 950,000 women have served their communities as Daughters of the American Revolution and their projects.
These projects honor men and women who achieved American independence. They carry out George Washington’s directive on education in his farewell address. They foster patriotism and love of country by cherishing, maintaining, and extending institutions of American freedom.
I will be speaking to a local chapter of DAR in Jackson, Georgia, this week. The subject is Chief William McIntosh, a local historical figure, and the subject of my book, McIntosh Summer. Their chapter name is William McIntosh Chapter. I’m honored to be asked to speak to them.