The Daughters of the American Revolution is an organization of women directly descended from persons who aided in establishing American Independence. The chief objects of the DAR are Historic Preservation, Patriotic Endeavor, and Promotion of Education. The DAR helps preserve historic shrines that preserve the heritage of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. The DAR, (Daughters of the American Revolution) was founded in Washington, D.C. in 1890, as was chartered by Congress in 1896.
The objects of this chapter shall be to promote the objectives of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution:
1). to perpetuate the memory & 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 research in relation to the Revolution and the publication of its results; by the preservation of documents and relics, and of the records of the individual services of Revolutionary soldiers and patriots; and by the promotion of celebrations of all patriotic anniversaries;
2). 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;
3). 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.