Activities

 

DAR Service to Veterans & Patriots

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our chapter is very involved in supporting our troops, both veterans as well as active. Our past and ongoing donations and activities include:

  • sending long-distance calling cards to wounded soldiers in Landstuhl Hospital, Germany
  • supplies to Just A Center
  • donating fast-food gift cards to wounded soldiers
  • sending care-packages to active troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan
  • donating books and magazines to the Carl Hayden Veteran's Hospital
  • our volunteer "Memorial Ladies" attend the burial service of veterans at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona
  • donating toys, school supplies and Christmas stockings filled with goodies, to Arizona military families through our "Operation Homefront" project
  • donating baby baskets filled with necessities and "niceties," for our often overlooked pregnant veterans
  • laying of flags at the tombstones in the National Cemetery for Memorial Day
  • Laying of wreaths in December as part of "Wreaths Across America"

 

DAR Service to Literacy

 

  • we financially support all the DAR schools
  • we continue to donate books to our local Arizona Literacy and Learning Center, as well as hosting their director at one of our meetings
  • labels and box tops for DAR Schools

 

DAR Service to Historic Preservation

 

  • we have donated to the renovation of the Madonna of the Trail in Springerville, Arizona, honoring the spirit of the Pioneer Woman
  • speakers have shared with us the importance of, as well as the ways of, preserving old photos and memorabilia
  • our "history moment" is shared at each of our meetings, reviewing past events from that day in history
  • American Indian Minute
  • Constitution Week
  • Special Grants Project
  • we actively engage in local school participation in the American History Essay Contest, honoring the winners with a certificate and cash prize. Winners are then entered into the state contest. For more information regrading the essay contest, please contact Karen Martin.

 

 

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