June 13, 2016

Samuel Bryan Chapter DAR’s efforts center around our Society’s mission of promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing education for our children.

We are proud to participate in our community in a number of ways related to our mission. We have won several awards for our service.  Here are a few of the projects we have completed and our current activities.


Naturalization Court 

Welcoming new citizens at the naturalization ceremonies in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Community Service

  • Genealogy Research Assistance – Beech Grove Library
  • Girl Scout Genealogy Class
  • Bell Cemetery Restoration Project

Flag Etiquette Seminars

Flag Retirement Ceremony

Sarah Bolton Park – Beech Grove, Indiana

Indy Honor Flight

Project Patriot

Supporting our men and women in service through donations of food items, cards, and letters.


American History

Samuel Bryan Chapter promotes the study of American history in our schools. The chapter gives awards and certificates to students who participate in our essay contest on various topics in American history.

Commemorative Events – Remembering the Past

  • Spirit of 1945 Day
  • Vietnam Veteran 40th Anniversary Recognition
  • Vietnam Records Search – Indiana Deceased Veterans
  • John George, Drummer boy for George Washington – Dedication Ceremony
  • Ten Year Commemoration of 9-11
  • Samuel Bryan Chapter 25th Anniversary Tea


Constitution Week – September 17 – 23

Bells Across America

DAR Good Citizens

Samuel Bryan Chapter promotes the education of our children by recognizing a deserving high school senior in the Perry Township area.

DAR Schools  

Tamassee DAR School

Literacy Promotion

Dayspring Center


A field trip is on the agenda each year to historical sites:

  • West Baden Hotel, French Lick, Indiana
  • Little Orphan Annie Grave Site, Philadelphia, Indiana
  • James Whitcomb Riley Home, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • USS Indianapolis Memorial, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Madonna of the Trail, Richmond, Indiana
  • Conner Prairie Interactive History Park