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National Society Daughters
the American Revolution

Henry County Chapter

Windsor, Henry County, Missouri

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To perpetuate the memory and spirit of the men and women who achieved American Independence; to promote the development of an enlightened public opinion; and to foster patriotic citizenship--these are the objects of our society, Daughters of the American Revolution.

Picture of Patrick HenryHistory of Henry County Chapter NSDAR.  One of the most notable figures of the Revolutionary War was Patrick Henry (1736-1799) whose legendary words, "Give me liberty or give me death," motivated the House of Burgesses into supporting the Revolutionary War. Patrick Henry served in the Virginia House of Burgesses, the Continental Congress, and was a three-time governor of Virginia. Our Missouri county was named in his honor, and when our Missouri DAR chapter was organized in Windsor on June 13, 1913, it was only fitting that it be named after this illustrious American patriot and our county. Serving as organizing regent of Henry County Chapter NSDAR was Miss Virginia Hart. Our chapter was proud to count Mrs. William C. Boney (Mary), State Regent, 1972-1974, among our membership.

Henry County Chapter Today.  Throughout its history, our DAR chapter has been committed to promoting historical preservation, patriotism, and education in Windsor, Henry County, Missouri.

During Constitution Week, members are encouraged to fly the flag of the United States all week and participate in public window displays in our community.
Members attend the West Central District Meeting, one of the eight Missouri DAR districts of which Henry County Chapter is a member.
Our chapter offers the Genevieve Grinstead Davis Academic Scholarship every year to a graduating senior.
We collect Best Choice labels and Harold's receipts for community donations.
We collect Campbell Soup and Swanson labels for the DAR schools.
Members attend the annual Christmas Open House at historic Roslyn Heights, Missouri State Society Headquarters, in Boonville, as well as the annual Roslyn Heights Flag Day Picnic.
The chapter presents the DAR Good Citizen and DAR Patriotism Award to area school students. Students in our local schools are encouraged to enter the DAR Christopher Columbus and American history essay contests.
Every year we begin the community Fourth of July celebration with the DAR Let Freedom Ring observance.
Members attend the MSSDAR State Conference each year.

Meetings. Our meetings are held on the third Saturday of September through June at 2:00 p.m. Each February we have a George Washington Tea on the Sunday closest to his February 22nd birthday in honor of this most famous Revolutionary War hero. Contact us if you are interested in joining DAR and would like to attend one of our meetings.


      Regent--Donna Kellock
      Vice Regent--Karen Bullock
      Chaplain--Gayle Hadley
      Recording Secretary--Suzanne Gray
      Corresponding Secretary--Barbara Goldsmith
      Treasurer--Lori Bryant
      Registrar--Marilynn Henry
      Historian--Melvina Casteel
      Librarian--Joy "Jesse" Crain

Honorary Chapter Regents

      Mary E. Durrill
      Linda Lovan Marchbanks

We Honor Our Patriots.  Henry County Chapter NSDAR proudly honors our Revolutionary War Patriots whose sacrifices led to the freedoms we enjoy in the United States of America. Please view our "Honoring Our Patriots" page.

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Music: Tradition says that the British played this song, "The World Turned Upside Down," at their surrender at Yorktown, while the Americans played "Yankee Doodle." (Midi file sequenced by John Renfro Davis)

The music is courtesy of the Lesley Nelson Folk Music Site: Popular Songs in American History.

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Website last updated August 6, 2016