Members of the Fayetteville-based James Waldrop Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) and the Marquis de LaFayette Chapter, Georgia Society Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) recently planted 18 pollinator trees at Patriot Park in Fayetteville. 8 Dogwood trees were planted near the monument and 10 Crepe Myrtle trees near the walkway. This effort was accomplished with the cooperation of Cajen Rhodes, Assistant Director of Public Services for the City of Fayetteville. It was initiated by the DAR in support of American patriotism and for the benefits of trees and pollination.
One of the main focuses of the DAR will be in preparing for the 250th Anniversary of the founding of our great nation in 2026.
About Daughters of the American Revolution
The DAR is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women’s service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America’s future through better education for children. It was founded in 1890 and is headquartered in Washington, D.C.
DAR members volunteer millions of service hours annually in their local communities, including supporting active-duty military personnel and assisting veteran patients. They also award thousands of dollars in scholarships and financial aid annually to students and support schools for underserved children with annual donations exceeding one million dollars.
As one of the most inclusive genealogical societies in the country, DAR boasts 190,000 members in over 3,000 chapters across the United States and internationally. Any woman 18 years of age or older, regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background, who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution, is eligible for membership. www.dar.org