Mission and Motto

The Daughters of the American Revolution, founded in 1890, is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women’s service organization dedicated to keeping America strong.

The Ohio Society Daughters of the American Revolution (OSDAR) is an affiliate of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR). It organized as a state society in 1893, and was incorporated in the state of Ohio on January 30, 1953.

Daniel Cooper Chapter was chartered in Oakwood, just south of Dayton, and its by-laws approved in 1954.

MOTTO: GOD, HOME, AND COUNTRY

MISSION STATEMENT: THE MISSION OF THE NATIONAL SOCIETY DAR IS TO PROMOTE HISTORIC PRESERVATION, EDUCATION, AND PATRIOTISM.

HISTORICAL — To perpetuate the memory and spirit of the men and women who achieved American independence.

EDUCATIONAL — 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…”

PATRIOTISM — 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.