what we do
The Pensacola Chapter NSDAR strives to participate locally in the three objectives of our National Society.
- Members support historic landmarks and monuments in the community. We are proud donors to the Bernardo de Galvez statue in downtown Pensacola and to the Minute Man statue in Veterans Memorial Park. Chapter members maintain the grave of Dorothy Walton, wife of George Walton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, which is located in Historic St. Michael’s Cemetery.
- Members annually clean headstones at historic St. John’s Cemetery in Pensacola.
- American History Essay Contest: The Chapter promotes American History by sponsoring the American History Essay (grades 5, 6, 7 and 8) and the Christopher Columbus Essay Contests (9 through 12).
- Conservation: Members actively participate in the Earth Day Pensacola Festival to promote the latest national initiative
- Constitution Week: An annual display promoting Constitution Week is set up at the Tryon Library and displays the Mayor’s Proclamation. Schools, churches and individuals are encouraged to participate in Constitution Week through local marketing efforts.
- History Fair: The Chapter is a proud sponsor of the Escambia County School District History Fair awarding medals and certificates for outstanding American history projects.
- Americanism: The Chapter provides educational materials to all those completing the process of becoming a citizen of the United States and members attend local naturalization ceremonies.
- DAR Good Citizens: This recognition is available to each Escambia School District high school. One student in each high school who exhibits the qualities of good citizenship in their homes, schools, and communities is selected and recognized by the chapter.
- DAR Project Patriot: Members honor our servicemen and women by making items in support of Operation Gratitude.
- National Defense: Monthly articles from the current National Defender newsletter are presented to promote an informed membership by advocating a strong military defense and to preserve our American heritage of freedom.
- NSDAR Service to America: Members provide meaningful community service to various organizations throughout our community including the United Service Organization (USO), the Ronald McDonald House of Northwest Florida and the Historic St. John’s Cemetery.
- Wreaths Across America: The Chapter is proud to be the site coordinator for Wreaths Across America at Historic St. John’s Cemetery. In addition to sponsoring wreaths, members place them on the graves and conduct an official ceremony.
- ROTC Medals: ROTC medals are awarded to student cadets of outstanding ability and achievement in local high schools and the University of West Florida.
- The Flag of the United States of America: Members promote the proper use and care of our country’s flag and preserve its history. A “Flag Minute” is presented monthly to further educate members and the Flag Code pamphlet is distributed at events.