Historic Preservation ~ Education ~ Patriotism

The DAR is a 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 objectives of the DAR are:

  • To perpetuate the memory of the spirit of the men and women who achieved American independence, by the acquisition and protection of historical spots, and the erection of monuments; by the encouragement of historical records in relation to the Revolution and publication of its results; by the preservation of documents and relics and the records of the individual services of Revolutionary soldiers and patriots; and by the promotion of celebrations of all patriotic anniversaries.
  • To carry out the injunction of Washington in his farewell address to the American people,

“To promote, as an object of primary importance, institutions for the general diffusion of knowledge,” thus developing an enlightened public opinion, and affording to young and old such advantages as shall develop in them the largest capacity for performing the duties of American citizens.

  • To cherish, maintain and extend the institutions of American freedom; to foster true patriotism and love of country, and to aid in securing for mankind all the blessings of liberty.

NSDAR Insignia (above top left) – The Spinning Wheel


The Hub – A Daughter’s loyal heart
Each Spoke – A thought of those who part
The Rim – A noble life’s bright round
Each Star – A deed in Heaven’s profound
The Distaff – A guide that points above
Each Flaxen Thread – A cord of love

Spinning Wheel - depicting the hub, spoke, rim (NSDAR insignia includes stars outside the rim), distaff (to the left of the wheel), and flaxen thread on the distaff.

Spinning Wheel (artwork by: Mrs. Kathleen H. Pohlid) – depicting the hub, spoke, rim (NSDAR Insignia includes stars outside the rim), distaff (to the left of the wheel), and flaxen thread on the distaff.


“God, Home, and Country”