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 our chapter activities. We hope you can join us!
|ALBEMARLE, VIRGINIA, CHAPTER DAR|
|1-Jan||New Year's Day - Fly Your Flag||National|
with Sue Friedman on
Living with Memory Loss
Luther King's Birthday -
Fly Your Flag
|20-Jan||Inauguration Day - Fly Your Flag||National|
WEAR RED for Heart Month
|9-Feb||Naturalization Ceremony||Federal Courthouse||Charlottesville, VA|
Lincoln's Birthday -
Fly Your Flag
|17-Feb||Happy 126th Birthday to Albemarle Chapter|
|19-Feb||President's Day - Fly Your Flag||National|
|22-Feb||George Washington's Birthday - Fly Your Flag||National|
Sarah McCartney on Revolutionary Women
|16-Mar||Naturalization Ceremony||Federal Courthouse||Charlottesville, VA|
Laying to Honor
James Madison's Birthday
267th Birthday Celebration
|Montpelier||Montpelier Station, VA|
|16-18 March||122st Virginia State Conference||Richmond Marriott||Richmond, 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|
|1-Apr||Easter - Fly Your Flag||Charlottesville, VA|
Special Presentation by Linda Davies and Rebecca Rogers
Laying to Honor
Thomas Jefferson's Birthday
275th Birthday Celebration
|13-Apr||Spring Evening Dinner/Meeting||Charlottesville, VA|
|16-Apr||Easter - Fly Your Flag||National|
Deborah Hawkins on Navy Nurses from Vietnam to Gulf War
|12-May||Naturalization Ceremony||Federal Courthouse||Charlottesville, VA|
|13-May||Mother's Day - Fly Your Flag||National|
|20-May||Armed Forces Day - Fly Your Flag||National|
|28-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
|20-24 June||127th NSDAR Continental Congress||Washington, D.C.|
|21-Jun||Virginia DAR Luncheon||Ronald Reagan Building||Washington, D.C.|
|Continental Congress Bus Tour to Washington, D.C.||Wytheville, Roanoke, Staunton, Richmond|
|1-Jul||National DAR School Luncheon||Grand Hyatt Hotel||Washington, D.C.|
|4-Jul||Independence Day - Fly Your Flag||National|
Independence Day Parade
March with National DAR
|Constitution Avenue||Washington, D.C.|
|4-Jul||Naturalization Ceremony||Monticello||Charlottesville, VA|
|5-Jul||Naturalization Day (added)||Federal Courthouse||Charlottesville, VA|
District VI Meeting
61st Anniversary of District VI
|3-Sep||Labor Day - Fly Your Flag||National|
|6-Sep||Chapter Luncheon Meeting||Charlottesville, VA|
DAR Fall Forum
with Denise Van Buren
|Hilton Richmond Short Pump||Richmond, VA|
Fly Your Flag at Half Staff
|17-Sep||Constitution Day - Fly Your Flag||National|
|4-Oct||Chapter Luncheon Meeting||Charlottesville, VA|
|8-Oct||NSDAR National Day of Prayer||National|
|9-Oct||Columbus Day - Fly Your Flag||National|
|9-10 Oct||Bus Trip
Hindeman Settlement School
|11-Oct||National DAR Day of Service||National|
|19-Oct||Yorktown Day||Main Street||Yorktown, VA|
|3-Nov||1st State Regent's Project Gala||Lynchburg, VA|
|11-Nov||Veterans Day - Fly Your Flag||National|
|22-Nov||Thanksgiving - Fly Your Flag||National|
Annual DAR Christmas
|15-Dec||Bill of Rights 229th Anniversary||National|
|25-Dec||Christmas Day - Fly Your Flag||National|
|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.