Greetings from the Patriots Chapter 231!
Patriots Chapter was organized November 4, 1947, by Mrs. James Robert Boyd, Jr. and serves members in and around the greater Jacksonville area. The chapter holds meetings four times a year. Our meeting Ritual includes the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, the Salute to the Flag of 1812, the American’s Creed, and the Purposes of the Society. The meeting also includes a Correct Use of the Flag Minute and a National Defense Minute.
Our membership is comprised of 42 members which include two Flora Adams Darling Daughters (FADDs) and four Juniors. FADDs are members 18 through 35 years of age and Junior members who are both boys and girls from birth through age 21. We encourage adult membership in the society as well as young members as they are the future of our organization.
Through interesting programs, the chapter educates members on our country’s second War for Independence, brings awareness to 1812 era historical landmarks and promotes patriotism. Our newsletter, the Patriots Post, keeps members informed of upcoming meetings and activities.
Please contact the Patriots Chapter if you are interested in exploring membership in the United States Daughters of 1812. There are more than twenty-two committees that could use your talents and interests including public relations, patriotic education and veterans services. USD 1812 is a wonderful opportunity to honor your ancestor and participate in history, patriotism, and fellowship.