We are so happy to welcome you to our website. The Alida C. Bliss
Chapter has a proud history of fulfilling the objectives of the
Daughters of the American Revolution: Historic Preservation, Education,
and Patriotism. We are good at it since we have been doing it for
nearly 100 years! While members in 1917 made surgical dressings,
members today actively support the veteran's home in LaSalle Peru. Our
chapter has always placed great emphasis on historic preservation.
Perhaps you have seen the tablet placed on the Grundy County Courthouse
in memory of twenty-seven local men who gave their lives during World
War I. Another marker at the courthouse recognizes the life of Indian
Chieftain Nucquette. Two other significant markers are located at the
White-Holderman and Old Mazon Cemeteries. Our chapter assisted with the
placing of a monument honoring Chief Shabbona in Evergreen Cemetery. We
sponsor American History essay contests in local grade schools and the
DAR Good Citizens essay contest for high school seniors. You have
probably seen us participating in the local Memorial and Veterans Day
parades. We would love to have you join us.
When you join DAR, you become part of a network of more than
177,000 women who form lifelong bonds of friendship, honor the memory
of their revolutionary ancestors, and promote historic preservation,
education, and patriotism in their communities. Learn more here or
The DAR was founded on October 11, 1890, to promote historic
preservation, education, and patriotism. Most of DAR's volunteer work
accomplished by the grassroots efforts of chapters on the local level
which focus on the mission areas of DAR by encouraging members to
become involved in these initiatives in their local communities.
DAR members participate in an array of projects to help historic preservation, such as
restoring and maintaining historical sites; locating, restoring and
marking Revolutionary War patriot gravesites and headstones; organizing
and contributing to major restorations, commemorations and memorials;
placing monuments around the world to memorialize people and events
throughout American history; preserving genealogical records,
and historical documents and making these items available to the public
at DAR Headquarters.
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chapters. Contact webmaster. Last update October 21, 2016.
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