Albemarle Chapter Community Awards


Awards given by the national DAR always begin with local chapters whose members put forth nominations. These awards were developed to promote knowledge, loyalty, and love of country in the hearts and minds of American citizens, whether naturalized or citizens by birth. Information or applications for any of these awards may be obtained via EMAIL.

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DAR Good Citizens Award

This award was established in 1934 to recognize and reward senior high school students who possess the qualities of good citizenship: dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism in home, school, and community. Albemarle Chapter presents an award to a student in each of three high schools sponsored by the chapter.


Youth Citizenship Medal

This award is presented to girls and boys in elementary, junior high school, and senior high school who fulfill the qualities of honor, service, courage, leadership, and patriotism. One medal per grade may be given. Contact us for more information about the DAR Youth Citizenship Award and the Youth Citizenship Medal.


ROTC Medals

ROTC medals and campaign bars may be awarded to student cadets of outstanding ability and achievement in secondary school, junior college, college, or university ROTC programs of the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps and the Naval Sea Cadets Units. A student must have demonstrated qualities of dependability and good character, adherence to military discipline, leadership ability, and a fundamental and patriotic understanding of the importance of ROTC training. The Albemarle Chapter awards an ROTC gold medal to a University of Virginia graduating senior in the Navy ROTC Program.


Americanism Medal

The DAR Americanism Medal was established as an award in February 1958. It is given to an adult man or woman who has been a naturalized United States citizen for at least five years and has fulfilled the required qualifications following naturalization. DAR Americanism Medal recipients must have shown outstanding qualities of trustworthiness, leadership, patriotism, and service. They must have actively assisted other aliens to become American citizens or displayed outstanding ability in community affairs.


Medal of Honor

The Medal of Honor was authorized by the executive committee in 1972. This award is given to an adult man or woman who is a United States citizen by birth and has shown outstanding qualities of leadership, trustworthiness, service, and patriotism. A Medal of Honor recipient must have made unusual and lasting contributions to our American Heritage. The Albemarle Chapter was pleased to have presented this award in 1999.


Community Service Award

This award recognizes worthy residents from a variety of walks of life for outstanding achievement in cultural, educational, humanitarian, patriotic, and citizenship endeavor, or historical or environmental conservation. The recipient should have contributed to his/her community in a praiseworthy manner through civic and benevolent activities or acts of heroism. The Albemarle Chapter presented this award in March 2004.


Please EMAIL us to inquire or request an application.


DAR Confers Medals and Awards

You may nominate someone for a DAR award or medal through our local chapter. Each year we honor youth citizenship, outstanding ROTC cadets, Americanism in a naturalized citizen, exemplary U.S. citizens, and community service for stellar cultural, educational, humanitarian, patriotic or citizenship activities.

EMAIL US for further information or an application.


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