Activities of the William Whitley Chapter

Chapter members

Since its founding, the chapter has participated in activities to support historic preservation, education, and patriotism. Some activities include:

  • Our chapter, along with the Captain Charles Gatliff Chapter of the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, also located in Williamsburg, Kentucky, conceived, and was instrumental in, erecting and dedicating two memorials to veterans in Williamsburg: a plaque for Soldiers of the American Revolution, who were residents of Whitley County, and the Veterans Memorial, a monument on the Whitley County Court House Square, honoring veterans of all wars who were residents of Whitley County.
  • The chapter supports various DAR scholarships, military veterans, and actively participates in the DAR Good Citizens Program by presenting annually an award to high school seniors at four high schools.. The DAR Good Citizens Program encourages and rewards the qualities of good citizenship: dependability, leadership, service, and patriotism.
  • The chapter annually presents junior ROTC medals to outstanding high school seniors in each of three local high schools, and a senior ROTC Medal to an outstanding senior at University of the Cumberlands.
  • Excellence in American History medals are presented each year to a graduating senior in each of two local high schools, and an American History Essay contest is sponsored for fifth grade students in Williamsburg City School, with a medal presented to the winner.
  • The chapter actively supports DAR Schools, especially the Hindman (Kentucky) Settlement School.
  • Chapter members participate in the Kentucky Cameo Society, KSDAR, which is for mother and daughter DAR members, the State Regents Club, and the State Officers Club.

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