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Our Chapter is an active service organization we support the DAR ideals of promoting historic preservation, education, and patriotism through a variety of activities.

Activities Promoting Patriotism and History

Service to Veterans

Veterans Luncheon 2015
Veterans luncheon 2015 (photo provided by Kim Edds)

One of our priorities is providing support for veterans by caring for and visiting patients at the W.G. Hefner VA Medical Center in Salisbury, North Carolina, as well as volunteering to help with special events.

Examples include: serving as wait staff at luncheons honoring veterans, collecting donations for patients at the VA Medical Center, and visiting patients who may not have family in the area.

Commemorative Events

Daughters of the Elizabeth Maxwell Steele Chapter NSDAR participate in many commemorative events. One example was the event commemorating President George Washington’s 1791 visit to Salisbury, NC. Members enjoyed dressing in period costumes, attending a tea party reenactment, and listening to stories that he shared. Later that same evening, many chapter members attended the costume ball and early American dinner at the Rowan Museum where President Washington shared more entertaining stories of his adventures.

EMS chapter's display at Salisbury Public Library for Constitution Week
Elizabeth Maxwell Steele Chapter's display at the
Salisbury Public Library for Constitution Week
(photo provided by Kim Edds)

Wreath Laying Ceremonies

  • Elizabeth Maxwell Steele Grave
  • Battle of Kings Mountain
  • Battle of Shallow Ford
  • Battle of Cowan’s Ford
  • Battle of Guilford Courthouse

Hosting Speakers on Historical Topics

Many of the chapter’s monthly meetings feature a speaker on historical or patriotic subjects. Some of the recent topics were:

  • Eighteenth Century Politics and Education
  • The Constitution
  • Battle of the Bulge
  • Presidential First Ladies
  • Presidential Daughters
  • History of Rowan County

Recognizing Community Service

DAR Good Citizens Awards

Our chapter presents a few awards each year to Good Citizens from local schools. The students and their parents are invited to have lunch with us and receive their awards.

DAR Community Service Awards

We actively seek out a deserving individual each year, who has made an outstanding contribution to our community, to receive the DAR Community Service Award.

Activities Supporting Education

Essay Contests

Each year Elizabeth Maxwell Steele Chapter NSDAR offers local students the chance to participate in the American History and the Christopher Columbus Essay contests. Students in a public, private, or parochial school, or those who are home schooled are eligible. The contests begin at the local level, and progress to state and finally a national contest. In addition to medals and certificates awarded to all winners, the national winners receive a monetary award. Read more about these contests at the NSDAR website.

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