Arnold Friberg's famous painting, "The Prayer at Valley Forge," poignantly expresses the spirit of our country's most famous Virginian, George Washington. It also expresses the gratitude of the Virginia Daughters Chapter NSDAR.
About the DAR
Daughters of the
American Revolution is a service organization whose members lineally descend from a
Patriot who gave aide or was a soldier in the Revolutionary War. Because of the
sacrifices of these Patriots, we enjoy the many freedoms we possess today in the United States of
About the Virginia Daughters Chapter
During the Revolutionary War, Virginia was the most highly populated
of the 13 Colonies. Many Virginians gained fame during the Revolutionary War and were
also prominent in the framing and signing of the U.S. Constitution. Four of the first five U.S.
Presidents were Virginians. As the Virginians trekked westward after this period, many
went to Tennessee, Kentucky, and then to Missouri. They brought with them the great
pride of their Virginia heroes. Such was the case in the area of Missouri where Albany
is located. It seemed only fitting that the new chapter of DAR, which was organized in
Albany, Missouri, on December 5, 1912, be named the Virginia Daughters, since so many of the
Patriots of the new DAR Daughters served in Virginia.
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