Springfield Chapter NSDAR
Springfield Chapter was organized in 1894 by a group of forward-looking women.Each of the chapter members is able to trace her lineage to someone - man or woman - who served in a patriotic capacity during the Revolutionary War.
Over the years, members have performed a variety of services for local, state, national and world causes as they endeavored to be true to the DAR motto: "God, Home, and Country." During WWI members rolled bandages for the troops. WWII saw collective service by members, as they worked with the Red Cross, as well as helping at the USO centers. They labored to sell War Bonds as a support for the nation at war.
Regent Patricia Hopkins Price
That spirit continues as chapter members provide comfort items for our veterans, and send hand knitted helmet liners and scarves, and neck coolers to troops in Afghanistan. Community work includes sponsoring Good Citizen awards and scholarships to area high school seniors who have shown outstanding leadership abilities. Those completing eighth grade with a strong interest in the study of history are awarded an Eighth Grade History medal. The chapter honors community leaders who have shown exemplary ability to lead and serve. We support several of the DAR schools with monetary gifts and other encouraging resources for children in need. Local schools have benefited from our book drives. A free genealogy seminar has been offered to the public for more than forty years. It consists of three sessions and has received a glad welcome from the public. Genealogic research ranks as one of the most popular hobbies in the country. Naturalization ceremonies are supported with gifts of flags, and a punch and cookie reception for new citizens of our land. Ours is a working organization with a goal of being of service to others in our homes, our communities, our nation, and the world.
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Background courtesy of Margaret Bates
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