If you grew up in the United States, and specifically in the south, then you’ve likely heard the term “DAR” before. You might even know what those letters stand for, the Daughters of the American Revolution, but for many there is a lot of confusion about what the DAR actually does, and what makes people continue to join a national organization that was first founded well over a hundred years ago in an attempt to help honor the patriots who had died earning America its freedom.
According to the DAR’s official slogan, the organization’s mission is simple. It is “actively supporting preservation, promotion of education and patriotic endeavors.” But for Collin County residents, it seems the draw of such a historically-minded organization hits a lot closer to home. It creates an opportunity to learn more about one’s own heritage, while also playing an active role in paying tribute to – and preserving – America’s incredibly rich history.
By Jennifer M. Aguilar • Special Contributor • [email protected]
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