The Washington Crossing Chapter DAR promotes these missions with a variety of local activities.
The chapter sends care packages to U.S. troops, donates time and support to veterans in local nursing homes, supports local U.S. citizenship naturalization ceremonies, celebrates Constitution Week, donates to Liberty USO projects, is registered as a Vietnam Commemorative Partner, and is proud to be a Wreaths Across America fundraiser supporting the Washington Crossing National Cemetery.
The chapter also sponsors the Pennsbury High School AFJROTC unit, offers the DAR Good Citizens scholarship contest to area high school seniors, holds an annual contest to recognize a local teacher of American History, and sponsors the Washington Crossing Society of the Children of the American Revolution and a local Junior American Citizens club.
Every year, the chapter is proud to hand-decorate holiday wreaths and place them on the Revolutionary War soldier graves in Washington Crossing Historic Park. We also place a patriotic holiday tree, with ornaments representing all our members’ Revolutionary War Patriots, in the lobby of the park visitors center.
Chapter meetings are held on Saturdays, September through May, at the Lower Makefield Township Community Center. Meeting programs offer historic, patriotic, and educational themes.
DAR welcomes any woman 18 years or older, regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background, who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution.
If you believe you have an ancestor who may have participated in a military, civil or patriotic capacity during Revolutionary times, the chapter has genealogy research specialists who will be happy to assist you in documenting your lineage. For more information, visit www.washingtoncrossingdar.org or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
PHOTO CAP: As an annual holiday tradition, the Washington Crossing Chapter DAR hand-decorates wreaths and places them on the Revolutionary War soldier graves in Washington Crossing Historic Park.