Next Wednesday will mark the 125th Anniversary of the Butte-Silver Bow Chapter of DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution), an organization dedicated to promoting history education and patriotism in the community. DAR began in Washington, D.C., in 1890, with the Butte-Silver Bow Chapter hosting its first inaugural meeting on December 21, 1897. Their efforts were tireless and not unnoticed as they worked to improve traditions within the surrounding area. Over the years, they have been instrumental in partaking in Flag Day and Independence Day festivities. They have also helped many organizations, such as the Girl and Boy Scouts of America, The Salvation Army, and our local veterans. The local Daughters of the American Revolution have also helped support high school students with the DAR Good Citizen program and college-bound applicants with a University of Montana-Western DAR Scholarship.

Proving "descent" is critical. All prospective members of Daughters of the American Revolution in Butte and across the nation must provide documentation linking them to a patriot of the Revolutionary War. Plus, right now, Butte DAR members are looking to team up with the Anaconda DAR Chapter to help continue their ancestral journey. Their efforts aim to assist members in understanding and learning about their connection to the American Revolution. For contact information, visit DAR right here. On Facebook, you can also visit the Montana branch of Daughters of the American Revolution. It's incredible how ancestors have joined together for years to celebrate the chapter's mission. Their volunteer efforts and level of support have made it possible for Daughters of the American Revolution to be what it is today in Butte and throughout the United States. Here's to honoring Butte-Silver Bow DAR 125 years later on December 21!

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