The Comanche Springs Chapter NSDAR is celebrating 125 years of service with the National Society. Our diverse chapter members are women just like you: ranchers, teachers, homemakers, volunteers, professionals, entrepreneurs, and more. What we all have in common is an ancestor who helped America reach independence, love of our country, and belief in its heritage. We honor those patriots and that heritage with programs and events that support historic preservation, education, and patriotism.
Some of our projects include: the American History Essay contests, open to children in grades 6-8; sponsorship of the DAR Good Citizens Award to students in four area high schools; work with local veterans through a Veteran of the Month event culminating in their military service being recorded in the National Registry of Veterans and the local Pecos County Library; and the Veterans Christmas Care Project which allow chapter members to contribute much needed, and appreciated, items to the veterans at the West Texas VA Medical Center in Big Spring, Texas. The photo we use in our banner was provided by Historic Ft. Stockton. It is a picture of a group of silhouettes created by artist Brian Norwood. Mr. Norwood recently completed a number of sculptures for the City of Fort Stockton, Texas. The two large groupings of these silhouettes consist of a column of cavalry and a small hunting party of Comanche. The cavalry sculpture is titled "Marching to Fort Stockton", and the Comanche are called "Look to the East." These two groupings sit east and west of the city just off Interstate 10. They are part of an ongoing project to promote Fort Stockton's history and increase tourism.
We would love for you to join us. You're invited to visit as our guest at any regular meeting. Contact us for meeting time and location information, or for guidance with, or questions about, membership.
The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) was founded in Washington, D.C., on October 11, 1890. Today, the non-profit, non-political society has over 177,000 members and 3,000 chapters across the United States and around the world. As a volunteer women's service organization, dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America's future through better education for children, DAR members volunteer more than 55,000 hours annually to veteran patients, award over $150,000 in scholarships and financial aid each year to students, and support schools for the underprivileged with annual donations exceeding one million dollars. Visit NSDAR for detailed information about the organization and membership.