National Society
Daughters of the American Revolution

Virginia Daughters Chapter

Serving God, Home, and Country in Albany, Missouri

The Prayer at Valley Forge

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 America.

Facts about DAR and information about joining DAR are available at the National Society DAR web site.   Further information about DAR is available at: National Society DAR and Missouri State Society DAR.

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.

Today the Virginia Daughters Chapter NSDAR has members from the towns of Albany, King City, and Stanberry in Gentry County, and Grant City in Worth County.   Our chapter has various projects which show our dedication to the DAR goals of patriotism, education, and historical preservation.


 Recognize outstanding American History students in the area high schools.
 Recognize Good Citizenship in the area middle schools.
 Recognize Good Citizens in the area high schools.
 Volunteer at the Gentry County Genealogical Society Library.
 Celebrate Constitution Week and patriotic holidays.
 Attend Missouri State Society DAR events.

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Our chapter meets on the second Monday of the months of September through May at 1:30 p.m. and enjoys programs of patriotic, educational, and historic value.   Please contact us if you are interested in joining DAR and would like to attend one of our meetings.

Our chapter officers are: Regent, Janet Allison; Vice Regent, Deanna Swan; Chaplain, Beverly Cogdill; Recording Secretary, Brenda Abplanalp; Corresponding Secretary, Brenda Abplanalp; Treasurer, Marilyn Rainey; Registrar, Waunitha Pierce; Historian, Nanette Fuson; Librarian, Arleta Pulley.

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  Website last updated August 3, 2014.