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DAR FAQs  |  C.A.R. FAQs


  1. What is the difference between the mini insignia and the official insignia?

    The mini insignia can not be worn with any other pins. It can only be worn alone on the miniature ribbon. The official insignia is worn on the official ribbon with the ancestor bar, chapter bar and other official DAR pins.

  2. What is the difference between the ancestor bar and ancestor rider?

    The ancestor bar can be pinned on the official ribbon. The ancestor rider must be sewn or stitched onto the official ribbon.

  3. I'm a new member. Where do I begin?

    Most new members start with the basic insignia which consists of the official insignia, chapter bar, ancestor bar and hidden top bar. The three pins will automatically be mounted on ribbon for you. You may also start with just the official insignia by purchasing a hidden top bar.

  4. What state pins can I order?

    You can order the state of your original ancestor service, all supplemental ancestor service states and your membership state.

  5. What pins come with ribbon?

    When you place your order for the official emblem, chapter bar and ancestor bar, we will automatically mount on ribbon for you. Any additional ribbon can be ordered in 8, 10,12 and 14 inch lengths.

  6. What pins come in 14k gold?

    Most pins are available by special order in 14k gold and some may be customized with gemstones. Please contact us at 1-800-786-5890 to review your options.



  1. I'm a new member. Where do I begin?

    Most insignia purchases start with the basic insignia pin and ancestor bar attached to a ribbon. The two pins will automatically be mounted on ribbon for you.  Review the C.A.R. Handbook for information on when and how to wear your C.A.R. insignia.

  2. Can pins for service as a Member be worn as a Senior?

    Yes, but please note there is an order for proper placement of all pins on the official ribbon.  Review the C.A.R. Handbook for placement information.




  1. Awaiting Approvals – All orders go directly to awaiting approvals status and remain in this status until we receive approval from the society/societies for all items ordered.
  2. Awaiting Fulfillment – After receiving approvals, orders are moved to this status to show that your order is being processed. Items are being built, engraved, sewn, etc.
  3. Completed – When orders are finalized and ready to ship, they are moved to the completed status.

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