Members of the Jean Ribault Chapter, NSDAR, enthusiastically embrace the spirit of Today’s DAR to “Rise and Shine for America!” Through various fundraising efforts and many volunteer hours, we serve our community in Making a DAR Difference.
We continue to excel in promoting patriotism and honoring our military and veterans. Our chapter supports Wreaths Across America at Jacksonville National Cemetery, the USO and various active duty military and veterans’ causes.
The Jean Ribault Chapter, NSDAR, participates yearly in a Naturalization Ceremony to welcome new citizens by leading them in the Pledge of Allegiance and presenting each new citizen with a flag of the United States of America.
The chapter participates in the national Constitution Week event, which promotes the reading and understanding of the Constitution of the United States of America through proclamations, displays, and the distribution of Constitution Week related materials to schools, libraries, government centers, and the general public.
Preserve American History
In April 1942, just a few months after the United States entered World War II, the oil tanker SS Gulfamerica was heading north on its maiden voyage off the coast of Florida, when it was attacked and sunk by a German submarine. Our chapter, in conjunction with the Ponte Vedra Chapter, NSDAR, placed the below marker on the anniversary of the attack, to memorialize the 19 lives lost.
To preserve American history, we traditionally mark the graves of deceased members with the DAR Insignia. The Jean Ribault Chapter, NSDAR, marked the grave of a former State Regent, Helen Thomson Williamson, for the State Regents’ Project and held a graveside dedication ceremony.
Following the lead of the NSDAR in the 1920s, the chapter began a decades-long relationship in support of the various DAR established and recognized schools with funding, books, clothing and materials. We support our chapter’s Literacy Promotion Committee program through the collection of adult and children’s books for distribution at schools, hospitals, shelters, and groups focusing on the underserved.
Service to Our Community
The chapter has collected and distributed cleaning supplies to local elementary and middle schools to help in the fight against the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Chapter members have sewn and donated over 6,000 cloth masks.
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