Daughters Making a Difference

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.

Promote Patriotism

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.

Chapter USO donations
A cub scout renders a cub scout salute to a former scout. Jacksonville National Cemetery.

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.

Book Display, Pablo Creek Library

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.

SS Gulfamerica marker, placed by the DAR in 2019

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.

State Regents Project, 2020

Education

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 preparing to distribute cleaning supplies to local schools.

Chapter members have sewn and donated over 6,000 cloth masks.

Hard work and dedication earned this member the National Service Medal

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