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.
For more information see www.dar.org/national-society/scholarships/dar-related
Patriot's Day Parade 2022
We are standing above North Bridge on what was Captain David Brown’s land on April 19, 1775 as we participated in the marched to Old North Bridge where “the shot was heard round the world” on Patriot's Day. 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
Memorial Day Ceremony
Memorial Day 2022 in West Concord
Wreath Laying on Veterans Day
The Old Concord Chapter Daughters of American Revolution participated 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.
Concord’s Veterans services Officer, Dick Krug, near the Veterans Office entrance on Church street standing by
the OCC wreath for Veterans Day 2022.
We participated in Concord's Veterans Day ceremony 2022 at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery by placing a wreath at the cemetery’s flagpole.
At our 2021 Holiday Party, our state regent Mrs. Paula P. Renkas joined us. We presented her with a $6000.00 check to be used for her special project on preserving the Massachusetts real granddaughters' scrapbooks.
A real daughter was a DAR member as well as the actual daughter of a soldier or patriot. In the early history of the DAR there were as many as 767 Real Daughters.
Members not only enjoyed a lovey lunch during our meeting but also donate new unwrapped toys for the Toys for the Concord Firefighters Relief Association and IAFF Local 1942 Toy Drive at Concord’s Fire Station. These donations will go to families who cannot afford to buy gifts for their children during the holidays. Over 85 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.