Honoring Our Patriots

They were different from one another from the very beginning: some served in militias, while others enlisted with the Continental Army; some came from big cities and others from small towns; some were soldiers, sailors or spies, while others were civilian officials or behind-the-scenes supporters.

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Pathway Of The Patriots

The DAR Pathway of the Patriots is a living memorial to 250 Patriots of the American Revolution. Sponsored by DAR State Societies, Chapters and Members from across the country, each of the 250 trees was planted to honor the memory of a man or woman who provided documented service in the fight to win American independence.

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Discover Your Past: Genealogical Research System

Is there a Patriot in your family tree? The Ancestor research system is a free resource provided by the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution to aid in genealogical research and to assist with the DAR membership process. The GRS, which also includes a database of members, is a collection of records that provide access to many of the materials amassed by the DAR since its founding in 1890.

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E Pluribus Unum Educational Initiative

Given DAR’s purpose to perpetuate the legacy of all the men and women who achieved independence, DAR has a decided role to play in researching and promoting how diversified participants assisted in the creation of our nation, including those who were African American, Native American and female. DAR is committed to better telling the stories of these Patriots, who have all too often been left out of the pages of history.

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E pluribus unum Educational initiative

Given DAR’s purpose to perpetuate the legacy of all the men and women who achieved independence, DAR has a decided role to play in researching and promoting how diversified participants assisted in the creation of our nation, including those who were African American, Native American and female. DAR is committed to better telling the stories of these Patriots, who have all too often been left out of the pages of history.

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A living tribute

DAR Pathway of the Patriots

The 250 trees along the DAR Pathway of the Patriots serve as a living tribute to honor the memory and the spirit of the men and women who achieved American Independence.

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Historic Contributions

Our Founding Documents

The contributions of the Patriots who bravely signed our founding documents – at the risk of being charged with treason – deserve to be appreciated by every generation of Americans. Learn more about them below.

Constitution Signers     Declaration Signers

Find A Connection

Discover Your
Ancestors

We welcome you to join the Daughters of the American Revolution! Use the DAR’s Genealogical Research System to trace your own lineage back to the Patriots who achieved American independence.

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Remember the Courage of Our Patriots

“Perseverance and spirit have done wonders in all ages.”

– George Washington