The DAR Insignia, at the top of this page, was designed by Dr. George Goode and adopted by the NSDAR on May 26, 1891. It repeats the spinning wheel emblem already adopted as part of the Society's seal. The spinning wheel from which the original sketch was made was one that was used by Dr. Goode's mother early in the 1800s, which he later donated to our Society. The blue enamel rim of the spinning wheel and the white gold or platinum flax on the distaff represent the Society's colors, which are the dark blue and white used as the colors of the military staff of General George Washington. The name of the Society is engraved on the blue rim, which is set about with 13 stars representing the 13 colonies.
Only DAR members may purchase or wear the Insignia pin. Each pin is engraved on the back with the member's name and membership number. The Insignia pin is worn with a ribbon of the Society's blue, with a white edge, ribbed and watered. The ribbon is worn on the left shoulder, with the Insignia placed at the bottom, closest to the wearer's heart.
Members of the Daughters of the American Revolution may also wear one or more ancestor bars on her ribbon. Each ancestor bar is engraved with the name of the Patriot from whom the member is descended. The member has provided documentation to our National Society proving her lineage and the service rendered by her ancestor and thus making her eligible to wear the ribbon and bars and Insignia pin.