On Oct. 1, members of the Overland Trail Chapter, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, gathered at the Coloradoan building in Fort Collins to celebrate their chapter’s fourth anniversary. This dedicated women’s group has worked very hard over the past four years to assist direct lineage descendants of Revolutionary War Patriots to become members of the Daughter of the American Revolution.
Seventeen women from LaPorte, Wellington, Livermore, Evans, Loveland, Greeley, Estes Park and Fort Collins began work to create their new NSDAR chapter during the summer of 2012. The Overland Trail chapter, based in LaPorte, was confirmed by NSDAR National Headquarters on Oct. 6, 2012. Chapter members have been busy in our rural communities by supporting the DAR’s missions of patriotism, education, and historic preservation. In the past four years they have reached a membership of 31 and are working with seven prospective members. All of the women who chose to start this new chapter made it their goal to make a difference. They have worked very hard over the past four years and will continue to do so for our schools, veterans, and communities.
The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in 1890 to promote patriotism, preserve American history, and support better education for our nation’s children. Its members are descended from the patriots who fought for American independence during the Revolutionary War. With more than 175,000 members in approximately 3,000 chapters worldwide, DAR is one of the world’s largest and most active service organizations. If you are interested in becoming a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, please contact the chapter at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their website at overlandtrail.coloradodar.org