"The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was founded on October 11, 1890. Objectives: Historical - to perpetuate the memory and spirit of the men and women who achieved American Independence; Educational - to carry out the injunction of Washington in his farewell address to the American people, "to promote, as an object of primary importance, institutions for the general diffusion of knowledge, thus developing an enlightened public opinion..." and Patriotic - to cherish, maintain and extend the institutions of American freedom, to foster true patriotism and love of country, and to aid in securing for mankind all the blessings of liberty."
"The Society was incorporated under the laws of the District of Columbia June 4, 1891, and in 1896, incorporated by an Act of the United States Congress. President Grover Cleveland signed the charter. Under this Act of Incorporation, the Society reports annually to the United States Congress through the Smithsonian Institution."
This insert taken from National Society DAR Handbook
Other Links of Interest
Visit this website to see a list of our Presidents, First Ladies and Vice Presidents
If you have children or grandchildren in high school or college and they need to do an essay or term paper on the Revolutionary War, this is a very good website to gather data for their paper.
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State Cat: Maine Coon Cat
This page was last updated: October 1, 2016
State Animal: Moose
State Berry: Wild Blueberry
State Bird: Chickadee
State Fish: Landlocked Salmon
State Flower: White Pine Cone
State Gemstone: Tourmaline
State Fossil: Pertica Quadrifaria
State Herb: Wintergreen
State Insect: Honeybee
State Motto: "Dirigo" which means "I Lead"
State Nickname: The Pine Tree State
State Soil: Chesuncook Soil
State of Maine Song
Written by Roger Vinton Snow
Composed by Roger Vinton Snow
Grand State of Maine, proudly we sing
To tell your glories to the land
To shout your praises till the echoes ring
Should fate unkind send us to roam
The scent of the fragrant pines,
The tang of the salty sea will call us home.
Oh, Pine Tree State
Your woods, fields and hills
Your lakes, streams and rockbound coast
Will ever fill our hearts with thrills
And tho' we seek far and wide
Our search will be in vain
To find a fairer spot on earth
Than Maine! Maine! Maine!
State Tree: White Pine
State Vessel: The Arctic exploration schooner "Bowdoin"
Our Favorite Saying: "As Maine Goes, So Goes the Nation"
Informational Facts About The State of Maine
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Fort Knox was the first and largest granite fort
built in Maine. Click on the picture to read more about how the Fort came to be.