The DAR has passionately supported patriotism throughout our organization's history of over 125 years. Our ancestors fought, and sometimes gave their lives, for our freedom. This commonality and love of country connected our founders, who ultimately formed the DAR. To this day, we continue to honor our love of country and our heritage, as well as work to ensure a bright future for our children. Patriotism is the underpinning of many of our local and nationwide activities.
Please watch this video for an overview of what DAR does to promote Patriotism.
DAR Service for Veterans
A week is set aside every February for the Salute to Hospitalized Veterans and it draws many participants from across the community to show appreciation to veterans. Indiana State DAR hosts the hospitality greeting room.
DAR is active in volunteer veteran services throughout the state with not only visitation at Roudebush Veterans Hospital in Indianapolis and the VAMC in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, but also to community nursing homes and the Indiana Veterans Home in Lafayette.
The Daughters provide many needed and wanted items for hospitalized veterans and homeless and needy veterans as well as the veteran’s family members.
The Daughters actively participate in the September MIA-POW observance at the Veterans Plaza and the Veterans Day Parade both held in Indianapolis.
DAR Project Patriot
Project Patriot supports America’s active service personnel in current conflicts abroad. Each December chapter volunteers raise funds for supplies for our nation’s finest by wrapping books at local bookstores.