Upcoming events are listed below, as well as our ongoing annual and national events. This calendar is updated as new events are added - and past events are included so you can see how active our chapter is. We hope you can join us!
|ALBEMARLE, VIRGINIA, CHAPTER DAR|
|1-Jan||New Year's Day - Fly Your Flag||National|
Samantha Hammer on Shenandoah National Park
Luther King's Birthday -
Fly Your Flag
|20-Jan||Inauguration Day - Fly Your Flag||National|
|2-Feb||Chapter Luncheon Meeting Celebrating 125 Years of Albemarle Chapter DAR||Charlottesville, VA|
|10-Feb||Naturalization Ceremony||Federal Courthouse||Charlottesville, VA|
Lincoln's Birthday -
Fly Your Flag
|17-Feb||Happy 125th Birthday to Albemarle Chapter|
Albemarle Chapter Founders' Day
125th Anniversary Celebration
|20-Feb||President's Day - Fly Your Flag||National|
|22-Feb||George Washington's Birthday - Fly Your Flag||National|
Rick Britton on Charlottesville
and Turn of the 20th Century
|14-Mar||Prospective and New Members' Luncheon||Charlottesville, VA|
Laying to Honor James Madison's Birthday
266th Birthday Celebration
|Montpelier||Montpelier Station, VA|
|23-26 March||121st Virginia State Conference||Hotel Roanoke||Roanoke, VA|
|24-Mar||State Regent's Project Luncheon with Andrew Brunk on Market Trends for Antiques and Art||Hotel Roanoke||Roanoke, VA|
|31-Mar||Naturalization Ceremony||Federal Courthouse||Charlottesville, VA|
with Ahmed Awadh Al Srya on New Citizens - A Family's Story
Laying to Honor
Thomas Jefferson's Birthday
274th Birthday Celebration
|13-Apr||Spring Evening Dinner/Meeting||Charlottesville, VA|
|16-Apr||Easter - Fly Your Flag||National|
Presentation Chapter Awards
|12-May||Naturalization Ceremony||Federal Courthouse||Charlottesville, VA|
|14-May||Mother's Day - Fly Your Flag||National|
|20-May||Armed Forces Day - Fly Your Flag||National|
|29-May||Memorial Day - Fly Your Flag at Half Staff until Noon||National|
|9-Jun||Naturalization Ceremony||Federal Courthouse||Charlottesville, VA|
|14-Jun||Flag Day -
Fly Your Flag
Flag Retirement Ceremony
|27-Jun-2-July||Continental Congress Bus Tour to Washington, D.C.||Wytheville, Roanoke, Staunton, Richmond|
|28-Jun-2-July||126th Continental Congress||Constitution Hall||Washington, D.C.|
|29-Jun||Virginia Luncheon||Ronald Reagan Building||Washington, D.C.|
|30-Jun||National DAR School Luncheon||Grand Hyatt Hotel||Washington, D.C.|
|4-Jul||Independence Day - Fly Your Flag||National|
|4-Jul||17th Annual Independence Day Parade March with National DAR||Constitution Avenue||Washington, D.C.|
|4-Jul||Naturalization Ceremony||Monticello||Charlottesville, VA|
District VI Meeting
60th Anniversary of District VI
|11-Aug||Naturalization Ceremony||Federal Courthouse||Charlottesville, VA|
|1-Sep||Naturalization Ceremony||Federal Courthouse||Charlottesville, VA|
|4-Sep||Labor Day - Fly Your Flag||National|
|7-Sep||Chapter Luncheon/Meeting||Charlottesville, VA|
Fly Your Flag at Half Staff
|15-16 Sep||Virginia DAR Fall Forum||Hilton Richmond Hotel||Short Pump, VA|
|17-Sep||Constitution Day - Fly Your Flag||National|
|17-23 Sept||Constitution Week||National|
|5-Oct||Chapter Luncheon/Meeting||Charlottesville, VA|
|6-Oct||Naturalization Ceremony||Federal Courthouse||Charlottesville, VA|
|8-Oct||NSDAR National Day of Prayer||National|
|9-Oct||Columbus Day - Fly Your Flag||National|
|11-Oct||National DAR Day of Service||National|
|19-Oct||Yorktown Day||Main Street||Yorktown, VA|
|November||National Defense Luncheon||Glenmore||Charlottesville, VA|
|November||Virginia Day at Valley Forge||Vally Forge, PA|
|9-Nov||Naturalization Ceremony||Federal Courthouse||Charlottesville, VA|
|11-Nov||Veterans Day - Fly Your Flag||National|
|1-Dec||Naturalization Ceremony||Federal Courthouse||Charlottesville, VA|
|15-Dec||Bill of Rights 226th Anniversary||National|
|15-18 March||Virginia DAR State Conference||Richmond Marriott||Richmond, VA|
|20-24 June||NSDAR Continental Congress||Washington, D.C.|
|14-15 Sep||Virginia DAR Fall Forum|
|14-17 March||Virginia DAR State Conference||Richmond Marriott||Richmond, VA|
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For national events, please see National DAR Calendar.
Constitution Week - The tradition of celebrating the Constitution was started many years ago by the Daughters of the American Revolution. In 1955, the DAR petitioned Congress to set aside September 17-23 annually to be dedicated for the observance of Constitution Week. The resolution was later adopted by the U.S. Congress and signed into Public Law #915 on August 2, 1956, by President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Flag Day - President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed June 14th as Flag Day. Later,
President Harry Truman signed a congressional order on August 3, 1949
establishing National Flag Day.
Flag Day -
President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed June 14th as Flag Day. Later, President Harry Truman signed a congressional order on August 3, 1949 establishing National Flag Day.
Yorktown Day - The modern day observance traces its roots to 1922, when the Daughters of the American Revolution began an annual wreath-laying ceremony, which set the tradition upon which the current Yorktown Day is based. Today, the Yorktown Day Association, comprised of 13 civic, patriotic and government organizations, coordinates the traditional commemorative events.
Naturalization Ceremony - After an Application for Naturalization has been approved by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, an immigrant is invited to take an Oath of Allegiance at a naturalization ceremony to complete the process of becoming a U.S. citizen.
Chapter Meeting/Luncheon - Our meetings typically include socializing, a business meeting, a luncheon, and a special program.
National DAR Day of Service - DAR chapters from coast-to-coast complete service projects within their local communities on our founding anniversary: October 11,1890.
Bill of Rights Ratification - On December 15, 1791, Virginia became the 10th state to ratify the 12 constitutional amendments designed to protect basic rights of US citizens, known as "The Bill of Rights." These include guaranteeing the freedom of speech, press, assembly, and exercise of religion; the right to fair legal procedure and to bear arms; and that powers not delegated to the federal government would be reserved for the states and the people.
DAR Provides Citizenship Resources
From as early as 1910 DAR has helped immigrants from other countries become American citizens. In addition to providing the free DAR Manual for Citizenship online, Albemarle Chapter joins many other DAR chapters across the country to particpate in monthly naturalization ceremonies.
DAR Celebrates Spirit of America
The beautifully designed, award-winning AMERICAN SPIRIT magazine shares the National Society’s love of American history, preservation and genealogy with readers around the world. Each issue celebrates our uniquely American story through a selection of historical subjects from the colonial period through the early decades of the new republic. American Spirit’s combination of compelling, informative feature articles and recurring departments devoted to Revolutionary patriots, historic homes, heritage travel, the DAR Museum collection and more is designed to appeal to the diverse interests of our 45,000-plus subscribers.
Toiletry Kits for Veterans
Albemarle Chapter members assemble toiletry kits to distribute to veterans throughout the year. Please EMAIL US if you'd like to join our chapter and participate in this and other service projects.
Chapter Lays Wreath at Montpelier
On March 16th each year, Albemarle Chapter participates in the wreath-laying ceremony at James Madison's grave site at his home Montpelier in Orange, Virginia. Mr. Madison was the father of the Constitution, architect of the Bill of Rights, and fourth President of the United States, and his wife Dolley Madison was the first "First Lady" of America.