Regent Sharla E. Thompson, Chaplain Charla J. Fought, Miriam Carnahan, and Christy Stutzman of the LaGrange de LaFayette Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) in LaGrange County recently visited Indianapolis for their state conference.
2012-2015 DAR State Regent Jeanie Hornung of New Palestine, Ind., presided over the 112th conference of the Indiana DAR held May 17-19. Business was conducted on Friday and Saturday with state officers and chairmen presenting reports of activities and projects. Special awards were presented for outstanding service.
The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in 1890 and has over 170,000 members in 3,000 chapters in all 50 states as well as international chapters. Indiana has 87 chapters with 4,850 members. Membership at both the state and national levels in DAR is on the increase. Any woman over the age of 18, regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background, who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution is eligible for membership. The mission of DAR is to promote historic preservation, education and patriotism.