Welcome Letter from Delaware State Society Daughters of the American Revolution
I am pleased to welcome you to the website of the Delaware Daughters of the American Revolution. The DAR was founded in 1890 and is headquartered in Washington, DC. The DAR is a lineage-based, non-profit, non-political volunteer women’s service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history and securing America’s future through better education for children. The DAR motto is God, Home, and Country. The 185,000 DAR members volunteer more than 250,000 hours annually to military, veterans, and others in need, donate thousands of dollars in scholarships and financial aid yearly to students and support schools for the underprivileged with donations exceeding one million dollars annually.
The Delaware State Society of the DAR was founded in 1893. We are a small state with three counties but have six strong and active chapters. The Delaware Daughters join with chapters across the Nation and our National Headquarters in encouraging and promoting the mission of this organization as we rise up in meaningful service to America.
Any woman who is 18 years or older, regardless of race, religion or ethnic background who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution is eligible to join the DAR. We would be honored to have you become a member of the Delaware State Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. I encourage you to explore this website, visit a chapter in your area, follow the DAR on Facebook and view the National Website to introduce you to the work of Todays DAR and the dynamic women who are part of our extraordinary service organization.
Dr. Gloria Ann Conte Lester
Delaware State Regent
Pictured above: Delaware State Regent, Dr. Gloria Ann Conte Lester
1 The Jefferson Monticello, Jefferson “Jewel among the states”
2 “The Liberty Song,” Lyrics by John Dickinson; Wikipedia; [Music for Patriots, Politicians, and Presidents, (26) Vera Brodsky Lawrence, 1975]
3 John Adams Historical Society, The Official Website http://www.john-adams-heritage.com/quotes/