Washington at Valley Forge

Do you have a Revolutionary War patriot in your family tree?

A patriot may have been in military service during the war for independence, but he or she may also have contributed to the cause by providing material aid such as supplies for the troops. You can find out more about what qualifies you to be a member here.

Membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) honors and preserves the legacy of your patriot ancestor. Over 200 years ago, American patriots fought and sacrificed for the freedoms we enjoy today. Through participation in the DAR's various programs and activities, you can continue this legacy by actively supporting historic preservation, promotion of education, and patriotic endeavors.

We also encourage you to contact your local Illinois DAR chapter.

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