New Orleans Chapter, NSDAR
Located in New Orleans, Louisiana
Chapter Meetings - First Thursday or Saturday of each month
Meeting Time - 11:00 a.m.
The New Orleans Chapter, NSDAR, was the second chapter formed in New Orleans and the fifth in Louisiana with the charter being issued on April 19, 1913. Members of the New Orleans Chapter, NSDAR, have placed DAR markers on the graves of past regents' and members' graves. The chapter members have placed nine historical markers to commemorate significant historical events in our area. The most recent marker was the Higgins Plant marker placed at the historic site of the Higgins Plant which made the Higgins boats during World War II. The marker is located near the O'Keefe Administration Building of Delgado Community College on City Park Avenue. Placing markers around the city shows the rich history of the chapter and its impact on the area since 1913.
The New Orleans Chapter, NSDAR, strives to live up to the NSDAR motto: "God, Home and Country" through its work with education, patriotic activities, and historic preservation. The chapter is involved in many service projects: 1. Every June, members participate in a Flag Day ceremony at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Harrison Avenue. 2. In October, on the DAR National Day of Service, members join local firefighters for lunch to thank them for their service to our community. 3. Extensive work has been done collecting, sorting, and delivering clothes and household goods to our veterans. 4. Members support the veterans at the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Home in Reserve by bringing them goodies and sending birthday cards. 5. Members support the active military by sending coupons from the local newspaper and other goods as needed. 6. Members enjoy supporting the NSDAR schools through the Box Tops for Education, as well as other support. 7. Several of our members volunteer their time by doing genealogical research to help those who wish to join DAR .
Members gather annually for a chapter luncheon, as well as a Christmas Tea. This chapter is a fun, friendly group and is welcoming to new members.