As an active chapter in northwest North Carolina, the Old North State Chapter NSDAR supports our community in a variety of ways.
Photos courtesy of the Chapter Archives
In the early years, the chapter influenced the preservation of historic roads and sites, including the house that General Cornwallis resided in during the Battle of Guilford Courthouse. During World War II, members did volunteer work; enrolled in first aid and home nursing classes; helped finance a blood bank and purchase a Red Cross ambulance; and sold government savings stamps and bonds. In February 1943, members were able to purchase enough bonds to outfit two battalions with bayonets and other items.
The Old North State Chapter NSDAR supports the DAR sponsored schools and veterans; ongoing efforts support the following organizations:
- The Veterans Helping Veterans Heal organization that restores home, health and spirit for homeless veterans in Winston-Salem
- The Forsyth Tech Student Veterans Association, which helps veterans with anything needed to complete their education and secure employment
- The Veterans Home in Salisbury
The chapter is proud to participate in the naturalization ceremony on July 4th in Old Salem welcoming our country’s newest citizens. We award the Gold ROTC Medal to a cadet at Wake Forest University and Bronze JROTC Medal to students in local high schools. Members also guide students through the process of participating in DAR contests and scholarships.
Ladies of the chapter create displays in schools and libraries to commemorate Constitution Week and celebrate businesses and organizations that display and honor our nation’s flag. Additionally, community service awards and conservation awards are presented to members of the community for exemplary service.
Our membership also participates in Earth Day celebrations at local schools, has adopted a local street, and marks the graves of Revolutionary War patriots.