The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) has made a generous donation to the Dayton Metro Library toward the purchase of new American flags and flagpoles in all Dayton Metro Library community rooms. Funding for this project was made possible through the sponsorship of Dayton’s Daniel Cooper Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.
“We are so grateful for the generosity of the Daniel Cooper Chapter of the DAR for their partnership,” said Tim Kambitsch, Executive Director of the Library. “These flags will stand in each of our Branch Library community rooms as a statement of American heritage and history."
The DAR grants program was started in 2010. Funding is awarded to support projects in local communities, which promote the organization’s mission areas of historic preservation, education and patriotism.
“We are pleased to partner with the Dayton Metro Library,” said Judy Hoover, Brookville resident and DAR Chapter Regent. “The public library is such a valued American institution, dating back to Benjamin Franklin and our founding fathers. The Main Library is built upon land donated to the city by the family of Daniel Cooper – our chapter’s namesake. This gift represents our gratitude for the principles of democracy exemplified in the public library.”
Hoover continued, “With this particular grant, our hope is that those coming into the Library will reflect on what the flag represents with a sense of pride and patriotism.”
The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in 1890 to promote patriotism, preserve American history, and support better education for our nation’s children. Its members are descended from the patriots who won American independence during the Revolutionary War. With 178,000 members in approximately 3,000 chapters worldwide, DAR is one of the world’s largest and most active service organizations. To learn more about the work of today’s DAR, visit www.DAR.org. For more about applying for a Special Projects Grant from DAR, visit www.dar.org/grants.