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Honoring Our Veterans

Certificate and Medal of Appreciation

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) holds a longstanding tradition of honoring veterans who have dedicated their lives in service to their country.


Through the Certificate and Medal of Appreciation, DAR recognizes individuals for their exceptional contributions and unwavering patriotism.


These honors not only celebrate the bravery and sacrifices of veterans but also highlight their role in safeguarding the freedoms cherished since the Declaration of Independence in 1776.

The Issaqueena Chapter recently paid tribute to Harvey Peurifoy, a revered resident of Greenwood, during a heartfelt ceremony at the Palmetto Patriots Home in Gaffney.


Presenting him with the DAR Certificate and Medal of Appreciation, Stephanie Bowen, regent of the Issaqueena Chapter, underscored Mr. Peurifoy's lifetime commitment to his state and nation.


His exemplary service in World War II and subsequent endeavors as a Methodist minister have left an indelible mark on his community and beyond.

At 100 years old, Mr. Peurifoy's journey from his humble beginnings during the Great Depression to his remarkable military service and later accomplishments serves as a testament to resilience and dedication.


His memoir, "The First 100 Years," chronicles not only his own life but also the lives he has touched through his ministry and community leadership in Greenwood.

Chapter Programs and Activities

The Issaqueena Chapter, NSDAR, develops programs, activities, and events that focus on patriotism, historic preservation, and education. Interesting programs and workshops open the door to learning opportunities. Some activities may be private, while others are open to the general public. We also join with other Daughters to participate in momentous occasions that honor our veterans.  

Social Gatherings

The DAR fosters a sense of community and camaraderie among its members through a variety of engaging social activities. From stopping by a quaint ice-cream shop on the way to a special ceremony honoring a veteran, to hosting lively tea parties at charming galleries adorned with fancy hats and fascinators, the DAR brings Daughters together in stylish, yet relaxed, settings.

Flag Certificate of Awards

​The DAR Flag Certificate of Award is an honor bestowed by the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) to recognize and commend the proper use, correct display, and patriotic presentation of the United States flag. This award highlights individuals, businesses, and organizations that demonstrate respect and patriotism in their handling of the American flag.

The Issaqueena Chapter actively participates in this initiative by identifying and honoring local citizens and establishments through a special event known as 'Flag Fridays,' where chapter members present the award to the selected honorees.

Gold ROTC Medals

​Introduced in 1967, the DAR Gold ROTC Medal recognizes the crucial role that the U.S. Army's Reserve Officers' Training Corps plays in preparing future military officers. Recipients, chosen by their professors, demonstrate loyalty, patriotism, and exemplary achievements in both military and academic realms. They must rank in the top 25% of their military and academic classes, exhibit dependability and good character, adhere to military discipline, showcase leadership skills, and possess a profound dedication to the U.S. Military's patriotic mission.


In April 2024, the Issaqueena Chapter presented the Gold ROTC Medal to Trinity Tribble-Daniel during an awards ceremony at Lander University. Trinity is the cadet-level Company First Sergeant and Battalion Executive Officer of Highlander Battalion Army ROTC.

Constitution Week

The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) initiated the observance of Constitution Week in 1955 by petitioning Congress, which led to a law designating September 17-23 for this purpose. Since then, Constitution Week has been celebrated annually with DAR organizing activities to promote awareness and appreciation of the U.S. Constitution.

Bells Across America

Our chapter joins others nationwide in celebrating Constitution Day with the annual Bells Across America program on September 17. We hold our ceremony at a historic Episcopal church in Uptown Greenwood, welcoming community members of all denominations, races, and ages to fill the pews.

​Genealogy Workshops

Last year we hosted a workshop to offer insight on documenting family lineage for DAR applications. Due to the overwhelming response and expressed interest, we hope to hold another workshop in the future. These workshops are free of charge and open to Daughters from other chapters. 

​State Conferences

Members and guests gather at the annual SCDAR State Conference and Fall Forum. These multi-day events provide an excellent opportunity to celebrate personal accomplishments, highlight achievements, and forge connections with fellow members across different chapters. The conference includes business sessions, educational programs, guest presentations, and chances to acquire DAR memorabilia and other collectibles.

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