Work of the Society
For more than a century, the members of the National Society United States Daughters of 1812, have dedicated themselves to patriotism, preservation of documents and relics, and education. These goals are as relevant in today's society as they were when the organization was founded in 1892.
Work of the Society includes promotion and education of the The Flag House and Star-Spangled Banner Museum (located in Baltimore Maryland), Old Fort Niagara, and Fort McHenry (birth place of our National Anthem); providing reading materials to the American Merchant Marine Library Association (AMMLA) which was created to meet the demands of the men in our Merchant Marine for reading matter by providing an exchange Library Service to American ships; preservation and education of St. Michael and All Angel's Church in England. (This church was built by the French prisoners held by the English at Dartmoor Prison and was finished by American War of 1812 prisoners. The first American prisoners arrived on April 2, 1813, and eventually totaled 6,553, of which 271 known died.)
In addition, the Society also helps to support schools for under privileged children; support of America's Veterans; preservation of history; JROTC and ROTC awards, American Flag education, and the Society's own Spirit of 1812 Award which is awarded to citizens who have demonstraighted outstanding achievements in educating and documenting the history of the War of 1812. These are just some of the works of the National Society United States Daughters of 1812.
Daughters in action...