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The Jean Ribault Chapter was organized January 9, 1953, at Neptune Beach, Florida. Mrs. Wallace A. Brown was the organizing regent. The chapter name was chosen in honor of Jean Ribault, the French Huguenot, who came to the shores of the St. Johns River in 1562 seeking religious freedom for himself and for the brave people who accompanied him. The chapter meets from October through May on the second Thursday of each month.

The Jean Ribault Chapter supports the mission of the National Society Daughters of the American revolution and enriching the Jacksonville Beaches’ Community.

The object of this Society are (1) To perpetuate the memory and spirit of the men and women who achieved American Independence, by the acquisition and protection of history spots and the erection of monuments by the encouragement of historical research in relation to the Revolution and publication of it’s 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.

(2) 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 your and old such advantages as shall develop in them the largest capacity for performance the duties of American citizens.

(3) To cherish, maintain, and extend the institutions or American freedom, to foster true patriotism and love of country, and to aid in securing for mankind all the blessings of liberty.