What We Do
DAR Good Citizens Award
Every year we present six DAR Good Citizens Awards to high school students in and around the Concord area to commend them for their excellent service to their schools and communities. We also present community service and historic/conservation awards to members of the community during our March meeting.
Patriot's Day Parade
The Worcester Colonel Timothy Bigelow Chapter NSDAR joined us for Concord’s Patriot Day Parade. We marched to Old North Bridge where “the shot heard round the world” happened and where, for the first time, colonial militia were commanded to shoot at British soldiers. This was the start of the American Revolution on April 19th, 1775. Learn more
Historic Preservation Grant given to Boxborough Historical Society President Jeanne Steele Kangas on behalf of the Society from the Old Concord Chapter.
The $500 Grant was used to repair and restore the front doorway and threshold of the 1784 Levi Wetherbee (Steele) farmhouse on Middle Road in Boxborough. See the Concord Journal article
Wreath Laying on Veterans Day
The Old Concord Chapter Daughters of American Revolution in Acton’s Veterans Day Ceremony by placing a wreath at the town common’s Isaac Davis Memorial. Isaac Davis commanded a company of minutemen from Acton on April 19, 1775 at Concord’s Old North Bridge and was the first American officer to die in the American Revolution. This makes Isaac Davis among the first U.S. Veterans to be killed.
Veterans Day 2020 wreath with Concord’s Administrative Manager, Christopher Carmody near the Veterans Office entrance in Concord’s temporary Town House during the Town House renovations.
On Valentine’s Day, we volunteered for the national salute to hospitalized veterans at the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital with a visit to admitted patients.
We also remember our troops and veterans by donating needed clothing, writing many thank you cards and donating funds to provide Trees for Troops at Christmas time.
Members not only enjoyed a lovey lunch during our meeting but also donated new unwrapped toys for the Toys for Tots program run by the Concord Fire Department. These donations will go to families who cannot afford to buy gifts for their children during the holidays. Over 50 new toys went to families this year.
We enjoyed a presentation by Steven Taskovics on the military importance of fifes and drums with their various styles and locally documented sources of eighteenth century musician veterans, John Nixon, Jr. and Luther Blanchard.
Steven Taskovics is a life-long fifer and has been a
re-enactor since the bicentennial of the United States celebration of the American Revolutionary War in the 1976. He is currently the colonel of the recreated French unit Saintonge, and also in the Middlesex County Volunteers and in the Sudbury Militia Company.