Object of the Society

The object of this Society shall be Patriotic, Historical, and Educational; to make research as to the history and deeds of the American colonist and to record and publish the same; to commemorate deeds of colonial interest; to inculcate and foster love of America and its institutions by all its residents; to obey its laws and venerate its flag—the emblem of its power and civic righteousness.

The object of DAC is fulfilled in many ways. Our members give thousands of volunteer hours annually.

Patriotism is shown through the projects of:

  • the Flag of the United States of America Committee which has supported the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, as well as giving flags to schools, churches and hospitals, and presenting programs on flag etiquette and the history of the flag;
  • the Patriotic Education Committee which works through schools and Naturalization Courts by giving bookmarks that detail the important symbols of our Country;
  • the Veterans’ Services and National Defense Committees which have supported many organizations including Operation First Response and Yellow Ribbon Fund, encourages volunteer service in veterans’ hospitals, and sending care packages to the troops;
  • the National Awards Committee which provides annual gifts for achievement at the United States service academies across the country. State Societies and Chapters also present ROTC/JROTC, American history, and citizenship awards through this committee;

Historical objectives are supported through the projects of:

  • the Colonial and Genealogical Records and Lineage Book Committees which preserves historical records;
  • the Historic Landmarks and Memorials Committee, which is responsible for locating and marking sites of historical importance;
  • the Yorktown Day Association Committee, which participates in the annual commemoration of the surrender of General Cornwallis to the American and French forces in 1781;
  • the Cape Henry Commemoration Committee, which honors the site where English colonists first landed and erected a cross on April 26, 1607 before establishing the first permanent English settlement at Jamestown, Virginia in the name of King James I of England;
  • the Children of American Colonists project which provides support to young people of both sexes in leadership roles and patriotism.

Education is stressed through the following committees:

  • the Patriotic Education Committee by giving bookmarks describing important symbols of our Country and through the use of the Colonial Kit, a teaching aid that contains tools, clothing, and activities that would have been used by colonial children;
  • the American Indian Scholarship Committee for scholarships provided to American Indian students;
  • the College of the Ozarks Committee for scholarships provided to students working their way through the College;
  • In addition, scholarships are given at Iowa Wesleyan College in nursing and at Emory and Henry College in history, as well as many other schools and colleges which are supported by chapter and state societies;
  • The Golden Acorn Committee focuses projects towards commemorating Native American history. Computers, display cases and special historical Indian books have been given to the Bacone College Library Native American Collection.