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Welcome to Virginia's Albemarle DAR Chapter Calendar

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
DATE EVENT VENUE LOCATION
CALENDAR  2017
1-Jan New Year's Day - Fly Your Flag National
12-Jan Chapter Luncheon Meeting
Samantha Hammer on Shenandoah National Park
Charlottesville, VA
15-Jan Martin Luther King's Birthday -
Fly Your Flag
National
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
12-Feb Abraham Lincoln's Birthday -
Fly Your Flag
National
17-Feb Happy 125th Birthday to Albemarle Chapter
18-Feb Albemarle Chapter Founders' Day
125th Anniversary Celebration
Jefferson Library at
Monticello
Charlottesville, VA
20-Feb President's Day - Fly Your Flag National
22-Feb George Washington's Birthday - Fly Your Flag National
2-Mar Chapter Luncheon Meeting
Rick Britton on Charlottesville
and Turn of the 20th Century
Charlottesville, VA
14-Mar Prospective and New Members' Luncheon Charlottesville, VA
16-Mar Wreath 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
6-Apr Chapter Luncheon Meeting
with Ahmed Awadh Al Srya on New Citizens - A Family's Story
Charlottesville, VA
13-Apr Wreath Laying to Honor
Thomas Jefferson's Birthday
274th Birthday Celebration
Monticello Charlottesville, VA
13-Apr Spring Evening Dinner/Meeting Charlottesville, VA
16-Apr Easter - Fly Your Flag National
4-May Chapter Luncheon/Meeting
Presentation Chapter Awards
Charlottesville, VA
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
National
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 Independence Day Parade
March with National DAR
Constitution Avenue Washington, D.C.
4-Jul Naturalization Ceremony  Monticello Charlottesville, VA
29-Jul Annual District VI Meeting
60th Anniversary of District VI
Keswick, VA
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
11-Sep Patriots Day -
Fly Your Flag at Half Staff
National
15-Sep Naturalization Ceremony  Federal Courthouse Charlottesville, VA
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
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
December Annual DAR Christmas
Open House
DAR Memorial
Continental Hall
Washington, D.C.
1-Dec Naturalization Ceremony  Federal Courthouse Charlottesville, VA
15-Dec Bill of Rights 226th Anniversary National
2018
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
2019
14-17 March Virginia DAR State Conference Richmond Marriott Richmond, VA

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For national events, please see National DAR Calendar.

 

NOTES:

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.

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.



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