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The DAR, founded in 1890 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., is a volunteer women's service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America's future through better education for children.
The Nation Ford Chapter is located in the Tega Cay/Fort Mill Township area of South Carolina, and was organized on October 7, 2006. Our chapter includes active women from Tega Cay, Lake Wylie, Fort Mill, and the surrounding area. Any woman 18 years or older-regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background-who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution, is eligible for membership.
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The state flag represents the role of South Carolina in the American Revolution. In 1775, Colonel William Moultrie was
asked by the South Carolina Revolutionary Council of Safety to design a banner for use by South Carolina troops. Colonel Moultrie chose a simple design that displayed the crescent on a blue field. The new flag was the same blue color of the soldier's uniforms and the silver crescent echoed the symbol that the soldiers wore on the front of their caps. The Palmetto, the South Carolina State Tree, had been attributed as instrumental in Colonel Moultrie's defense of Sullivan's Island against an attack by British warships in June 1776. Cannonballs fired at the fort from the British ships could not destroy the walls of the fort which were built of Palmetto logs. Instead, the cannonballs simply sank into the soft, tough
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Created January 12, 2008
Last updated February 20, 2011