James River Valley Chapter
Last Updated: April 16, 2014
The objects of this chapter shall be to promote the objects of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
perpetuate the memory and spirit of the men and women who achieved American independence, by the acquisition and protection of historical
spots and the erection of monuments; by the encouragement of historical research in relation to the Revolution and the publication
of its results; by the preservation of documents and relics, and of the records of the individual services of Revolutionary soldiers
and patriots; and by the promotion of celebrations of all patriotic anniversaries
- To carry out the injunction of Washington in his
farewell address to the American people, "to promote, as an object of primary importance, institutions for the general diffusion of
knowledge," thus developing an enlightened public opinion, and affording to young and old such advantages as shall develop in them
the largest capacity for performing the duties of American citizens
- To cherish, maintain, and extend the institutions of American
freedom; to foster true patriotism and love of country, and to aid in securing for mankind all the blessings of liberty.
is eligible for membership in the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution who is not less than eighteen years
of age, and who is lineally descended from a man or woman who, with unfailing loyalty to the cause of American independence, served
as a sailor, or a soldier or civil officer in one of the several Colonies or States, or in the United Colonies or States or as a recognized
patriot, or rendered material aid thereto.