Celebrate America!

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution celebrates its 125th anniversary in 2015. Since our founding in 1890, DAR members have worked tirelessly to promote historic preservation, patriotism and educational ideals in communities across this nation and in overseas chapters. We honor our heritage as we “Celebrate America!” though our combined community service efforts. DAR members are working toward the goal of 12.5 million hours of community service.


Sponsors two annual COCC Nursing Scholarships

Sponsors annual American History Essay Contests, 5th-8th grades

Sponsors annual Christopher Columbus Essay Contest-High School

Disseminates Constitution Week "e-kits" to local schools

Literacy Projects-national award winner in 2015 and 2016

Donated over 7,000 new and used children's books to children in need since 2014

Honors local volunteers in support of the arts and education

Sponsors a children's "Little Free Library" at Bend's Environmental Center Learning Garden


Historic Preservation

Interviews Oregon veterans as part of the DAR Veterans History Project

Purchased and dedicated a historic marker commemorating Bend's Reid School's 100th anniversary

Honors local volunteers in support of historic preservation



Participates in local Memorial Day Services

Participates in local Veterans Day Parades

Participates in local 4th of July community activities 

Participates in Wreaths Across American ceremonies

Delivers books/magazines monthly to Veteran's Hospital in Portland

Recognizes outstanding Central Oregon Junior ROTC cadets yearly

Recognized Vietnam Veterans in Central Oregon

Honors local volunteers in support of service to veterans

Sends cards and care packages to deployed troops

Honored over 200 Vietnam veterans with Vietnam War 50th Anniversary Commemoration certificates and pins

Sent 500 holiday carts to veterans in care facilities across Oregon

Presented over 300 veterans "thank you" notes on Veterans Day 2017

Co-sponsored a local National Rosie the Riveter Day ceremony in 2018


For More Information

Membership chair email

Bend Chapter email

Bend Chapter Regent email

Oregon DAR website 

National Society DAR website 

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Updated 9-9-2020