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About Us

Situated in the heart of the Delaware Valley, "Washington Crossing" was selected as the DAR chapter name to commemorate the crossing of the Delaware River on December 25, 1776. General George Washington, commander of a fledgling army, was faced with the onset of winter and a military unit decimated by low morale and desertions. As the Christmas season approached, the wounded and defeated army was encamped on the Pennsylvania side of the Delaware River. The remnants of Washington's army were honorable men, awaiting their release from military service as enlistment expired on January 1. With only three weeks of the enlistment period remaining, Washington conceived a bold plan to salvage the concept of an independent American nation. 

Our chapter was established in the spring of 1992, DAR members from the Bucks County Chapter, NSDAR, in Pennsylvania and what was then known as the General David Forman Chapter, NSDAR in New Jersey, met to organize a new Pennsylvania chapter. 

Throughout the years, the chapter has been recognized with membership and achievement awards from the national and state societies and individual members acknowledged for outstanding service.

With great pride, the chapter prepares to celebrate our 30th anniversary in 2022, continuing our proven record of dedicated service to the objectives of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.

 

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