PARSIPPANY — At a meeting held at Parsippany-Troy Hills Municipal Building on Monday, September 24, Mayor Michael Soriano presented a proclamation to Parsippanong Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), proclaiming the week of September 17 to September 23 “Constitution Week.”
Members of Parsippanong Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution attended the presentation.
Daughters of the American Revolution organization was founded in 1890 with the simple mission of promoting historic preservation, education and patriotism. These timeless, overarching principles keep the DAR strong and vitally relevant in this ever-changing world.
This nonprofit, nonpolitical volunteer women’s service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history and securing America’s future through better education consists of over 185,000 members in 3,000 chapters across the world. These vibrant, active women are the heart of the organization.
The grassroots work of DAR volunteers promotes the organization’s objectives of historic preservation, education and patriotism.
The Parsippanong Chapter was organized in the Parsippany-Troy Hills area on October 4, 1912, with Ruth E. Tichenor Fairchild (Mrs. Vandyke), Organizing Regent.
The Loantaka Chapter, which covered the areas of Chatham, Florham Park and Madison, New Jersey, was organized in 1927, with Jane Wilson Graham Ridley (Mrs. Joseph) as Organizing Regent. The Chapter was named for the original native Americans who lived in the vicinity.
Reflecting the abundant waters in the area, both names are native American names, one meaning “creek’ and the other, “place of two rivers.”
Past achievements of the Loantaka Chapter include their support of efforts to make Jockey Hollow a national memorial park, and participation in the celebration of the National Parks bicentennial in 1972. The Parsippanong Chapter sponsored Memorial Day Services at the Parsippany Presbyterian Church Cemetery where there are 84
Revolutionary War graves.
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