Welcome

  Welcome to the website for the Cameron Parish Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. DAR is a women’s service organization dedicated to promoting historic preservation, education, patriotism, and honoring the patriots of the Revolutionary War.

    Our chapter is based in the Herndon-Reston area. Our members live or work in Sterling, Herndon, Reston, Great Falls, Oak Hill, Oakton, South Riding, Ashburn, and surrounding areas. We meet in a variety of locations in Herndon, Sterling, and Chantilly. We participate in Herndon Festival in June and SterlingFest in October.

  Click on the pictures to the right or browse through the pages for more information regarding our chapter and activities. Prospective members are invited to contact the chapter regent.

 


Historic
Preservation

  We work diligently to preserve historical landmarks and artifacts locally, regionally, and nationally for future generations.

  Through our state organization, we helped raise funds to renovate the Bell Tower on the State Capitol grounds in Richmond, Virginia. Our current state project is the preservation of George Washington's boyhood home, Ferry Farm. Locally, we recognized land owned by Francis Lightfoot Lee currently Dulles International Airport.

  Collectively, we are able to preserve historical artifacts related to our nation's history. Our museum in Washington DC features exhibits relates to these efforts.


Patriotism

  Cameron Parish is committed to supporting our active duty and veteran servicemen and women.

  Through our "Stamp for the Troops" program, we have shipped thousands of cards to overseas bases and to the Boulder Crest Retreat for Wounded Warriors. These cards enable servicemen and women to send birthday and holiday cards home to loved ones.

   We support Walter Reed Army Hospital and hospital bases overseas through the collection of blankets, phone cards and necessity items. We also provide welcome basket supplies for visitors to the Boulder Crest Retreat for Wounded Warriors in Bluemont, Virginia.

 

Education

  Cameron Parish supports local schools as well as five DAR sponsored schools. We promote citizenship, history, and literacy through a variety of activities.

  We recognize and support students in Loudoun and Fairfax County Public Schools. Through book donations, we seek to provide books to those that need them most. We also offer several essay contests and scholarships. Our DAR Good Citizens award recognizes outstanding seniors in area high schools.

  DAR sponsors six schools. Each school focuses to meet a specific disadvantaged popular. Cameron Parish supports these schools through clothing drives and box top collections.