Promoting Historic Preservation, Education, and Patriotism

The Cactus Wren Chapter, NSDAR, strives to fulfill the objectives of the Daughters of the American Revolution in the areas of historic preservation, education, and patriotism. Each year, we choose service projects our chapter members can perform together or separately. We also attend patriotic events and encourage our members to perform community service.


With many service-oriented committees in DAR, our members can find meaningful activities to choose from that further these objectives. If you are interested in joining us or learning more about DAR membership,  contact us for information on our meeting dates and location.

Cactus Wren member cleaning a headstone at the Pioneer & Military Memorial Park in Phoenix, Arizona.

Historic preservation

  • Sponsor various essay contests and citizenship awards at our local schools

  • Conduct genealogical research of our families and assist prospective members

  • Volunteer with genealogical preservation and historic preservation activities


Cactus Wren members presenting a new US flag and lesson on the meanings of the US flag at an elementary school.


  • Provide funds and other items to DAR-sponsored schools

  • Promote education and citizenship through youth programs such as Children of the American Revolution, DAR Good Citizens, and Junior American Citizens

  • Sponsor American history essay contests in our schools

Cactus Wren and Children of the American Revolution members serving a meal for the veterans living at the MANA House in Phoenix, Arizona.


  • Volunteer and participate in various activities to support our veterans

  • Promote Constitution Week each year in September

  • Present patriotic awards to individuals, including DAR Good Citizens Awards and Community Service Awards


Wreaths Across America

The Cactus Wren Chapter, NSDAR, is a sponsoring group for Wreaths Across America’s National Wreaths Across America Day in December.

Along with people across the nation, each December we remember and honor veterans by placing wreaths on veterans’ grave sites. Community members are invited to join the chapter in sponsoring and laying the wreaths.

Please visit our Wreaths Across America page to learn more about this event. You can also use this link to sponsor a wreath to be laid on a veteran’s grave at a local cemetery. If you would like to join chapter members to lay wreaths at a local cemetery, please contact our Wreaths Across America coordinator.

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