On the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) National Day of Service, DAR members all over the world celebrate the anniversary of the Oct. 11, 1890, founding of the DAR by participating in special volunteer service projects in their communities.

This year, as in the past, members of the Fort Cooper Chapter DAR, led by Regent Kim Bennett, gave back to the community by cleaning up the Oak Ridge and Pine Hill Cemeteries in Inverness. Special care and cleaning techniques were used to restore some headstones back to their original beauty. This will be the future sight of a DAR Historical Marker unveiling in January 2020.

The Daughters of the American Revolution is a nonprofit, nonpolitical volunteer women’s service organization dedicated to promoting historic preservation, education and patriotism. To learn more about DAR, visit www.dar.org or call 352-513-5355. You can also email Kim Bennett, Regent of Fort Cooper Chapter at kemtone55@gmail.com or Carol Weiser, registrar, at carolweiser32@gmail.com.

Any woman 18 years or older may join the DAR by documenting her lineage to an ancestor, either male or female, who aided the cause of American independence through military, civil or patriotic service. DAR has resources to help identify African American, French, and Spanish patriots. Let us help you find your patriot.

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