Our California Daughter Helped Plan A Memorial Day Observance


  Members across the nation support their chapters

by helping to organize patriotic events in their communities

and at their workplaces. Our California Daughter helped 

organize a great Memorial Day commemoration at her workplace.

Chapter Member Makes Lap Quilts for Veterans


 Chapter member Maryann Taliaferro made patriotic lap quilts and presented them to the local Hospice Coordinator for veterans in Hospice care. 

Fourth of July Float in Parade


Gypsy Hill Park is always the site of the Fourth of July Parade where hundreds of folks line the perimeter to admire and cheer for the patriotic floats!!  Our chapter shared a float with members of the Beverley Manor and Augusta Parish Chapters.  We gave out more than 1000 small flags.

Wreath-Laying at Memorial Day Observance


 Area VFW groups sponsor the annual Memorial Day event at the  Bandstand in Gypsy Hill Park.  The ceremony includes a special speaker  and the wreath- laying ceremony, as well as special patriotic music  performed by the Stonewall Brigade Band. 

Veterans' Day Parade



Chapter members carry our official DAR banner in Staunton's Veterans Day Parade. 

Flag Retirement Ceremony


Chapter members worked with administrators and teachers  of a local elementary school to produce an informative  public program and youtube video depicting a Flag Retirement Ceremony.  The 4th grade students demonstrated the proper way to dispose of worn flags.

Preserving our Nation's History


Constitution Week

 Fourth grade students from Bessie Weller Elementary  School perform a readers theater to celebrate Constitution Day, a national holiday mandated by the US Congress. This activity was initiated by our chapter with the oversight and coordination of Mary Heishman, the school's technology instructor. 

Photo courtesy of  Mary Heishman


Grave Marking

In recent years, our chapter has marked the grave sites of some of our local Revolutionary soldiers with a ceremony and a memorial plaque.


Preserving Old Documents

Member Laten Bechtel, a member of the Augusta County Genealogical Society’s Courthouse Volunteer Group, has spent countless hours in the Augusta County Courthouse organizing, copying, cataloging, and indexing delicate old documents.  In order to preserve original records, copies have been made for the use of the public in historical and genealogical research. 

Photo Courtesy of Laten Bechtel.


Constitution Week Poster Contest Winner


 This local high school senior was the chapter's winner of the local and state Constitution Week poster contests.  His rendition was recognized as second place national winner at NSDAR's 2019 Continental Congress.

Chapter Member Heads Cinderella Project


 Member Kathe Morrison volunteers as the president of the local Cinderella Project non-profit store which freely outfits area high school teens (girls and boys) from "tip to toe" for their proms.

Photo:  fb John Hood

One of Our Annual Scholarship Recipients


Our chapter has given annual $1000 scholarships to area high school seniors over the past several years.

"Rise and Shine for America"


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