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New Member Info

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

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

Commemorative pins designate special events and may be purchased and worn by any DAR member.

Donation pins may be purchased after the specified contribution is made to the related project or fund.

Most new members start with the basic insignia which consists of the official insignia, chapter bar and ancestor bar. The three pins will automatically be mounted on the ribbon for you. You can order the state of your original ancestor's service, all supplemental ancestor service states and your membership state. Commemorative pins designate special events and may be purchased and worn by any DAR member. Donation pins may be purchased after the specified contribution is made to the related project or fund.

  • All members are eligible to wear the Miniature Insignia and Recognition Pin. The Miniature on ribbon can only be worn at DAR events. These are not to be placed on the official ribbon. The Miniature Insignia is available sewn on a ribbon, as a pin or on the Branch Bar where it may be worn with miniature insignia of other societies. The Recognition Pin cannot be worn with the Junior bar. The Junior bar is only worn on the regular DAR ribbon. The Miniature is available on ribbon or branch not as a pin.
  • Pins are to be placed in order, beginning with the highest office at the top of the ribbon, (nearest the arm if wearing more than one ribbon) followed by pins for past offices and/or chairmanships and committee membership, and ending with the official Insignia at the bottom of the ribbon over the heart. Pins are always placed in descending order on each consecutive ribbon. When wearing more than one ribbon, the official Insignia must be placed on the inside ribbon (neck side). Insignia, pins, and ribbons are not to be worn in public unless one is officially representing the DAR. Insignia, pins, and ribbons may be worn by NSDAR members at funerals or other services honoring deceased members.


View DAR Official Placement of Insignia and Pins.

 

DAR Official Insignia

Our emblem is a gold wheel Banded with deepest blue
Each shining spoke tipped with a star
The distaff shining through;
The only jewel in the world
That money cannot buy
Without such proof of ancestry
As no one can deny.

 

THE HUB: Each loyal Daughter's heart
EACH SPOKE: A thought of those from whom we part;
THE TIE: A noble life well rounded out;
EACH STAR: A deed of kindness as we go about
EACH FLAXEN THREAD: A cord of love to bind us closer day by day;
THE DISTAFF: A rod of love to guide us all the way.

 

The official insignia was unanimously adopted by the National Board of Management on May 26, 1891, and patented September 22, 1891. The golden wheel of the insignia represents a spinning wheel; the platinum or white gold distaff represents flax; the blue rim and the distaff carry the colors of the society; and the stars represent the original thirteen colonies.


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