Organizations/VIPs/Other Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
"The DAR, founded in 1890 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women's service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America's future through better education for children."
"About DAR," DAR website (accessed Mar. 7. 2008)
"The objectives laid forth in the first meeting of the DAR have remained the same in over 100 years of active service to the nation. Those objectives are: Historical - to perpetuate the memory and spirit of the men and women who achieved American Independence; Educational - to carry out the injunction of Washington in his farewell address to the American people, "to promote, as an object of primary importance, institutions for the general diffusion of knowledge, thus developing an enlightened public opinion…"; and Patriotic - to cherish, maintain, and extend the institutions of American freedom, to foster true patriotism and love of country, and to aid in securing for mankind all the blessings of liberty."
"About DAR," DAR website (accessed Mar. 7, 2008)
Linda Gist Calvin, President General
# of Offices:
One headquarters (Washington, DC), 3,000 chapters
# of Staff:
Phone: 202-628-1776 Fax: None found Email: None found Website:www.dar.org