xxImportant Dates in American History

Chapter meetings are held the second Saturday of each month unless otherwise noted, September through May, Social gathering begins at 9:30 AM.  Program and Meeting begins at 10:00 AM.  Contact our regent for more information about our meetings and locations.

September 2020
21945, Japanese surrendered – end of World War II
31783, Treaty of Paris signed – end of the Revolutionary War
51781, Battle of the Capes (Battle of Chesapeake)
1774, First Continental Congress convened
81892, Pledge of Allegiance penned by Francis Juilius Bellamy
112011, Patriot’s Day – Anniversary of 9/11 Attacks, Moment of Silence at 8:46am
12Chapter Meeting, Program “U.S. Constitution”
141814, Star Spangled Banner composed by Francis Scott Key
171787, Constitution Day – 233rd Anniversary of the Ratification of the U.S. Constitution
17-23Constitution Week
181979, National POW/MIA Recognition Day
19Virginia DAR, Virtual Fall Forum
191796, Washington’s “Farewell Address” published
221862, Emancipation Proclamation issued by President Lincoln
281781, Battle of Yorktown begins
October 2020
71780, Battle of Kings Mountain
10 Chapter Meeting, Program “Mayflower Myth-busters: Facts and Fictions”
111890, NSDAR Founder’s Day – 130th Anniversary of founding of NSDAR
11DAR National Day of Service
121492, Columbus Day – Christopher Columbus arrived in the Americas
191781, Surrender at Yorktown – 239th Anniversary of British surrender
November 2020
3Election Day
111954, Veteran’s Day – honors all military veterans
14Chapter Meeting, Program SPECIAL GUEST “Patrick Henry”
151775, Battle of Kemp’s Landing- 245th Anniversary of the Battle
26Thanksgiving Day
December 2020
41619, The first Thanksgiving celebrated at Berkeley Plantation
71941, Pearl Harbor – 79th Anniversary of the “Date which will live in Infamy”
91775, Battle of Great Bridge – 245th Anniversary of the Battle
12Chapter Meeting, Program “Christmas”
141799, George Washington’s death – 221st Anniversary of death
151791, Bill of Rights Day – First 10 Amendments to the Constitution ratified
181620, Mayflower landed Plymouth Harbor
191777, Valley Forge established
25Christmas Day
January 2021
9Chapter Meeting, Program “Behind the Crimson Curtain: Rise and Fall of Peale’s Philadelphia Museum”
171781, Battle at Cowpens
1973, Paris Peace Accords signed – ended the Vietnam War
18Dr. Martin Luther King Day
February 2021
41789, George Washington elected President – 231st Anniversary of election
13Chapter Meeting, Program “XXXXX”
15President’s Day
181815, End of the War of 1812
20George Washington Luncheon
March 2021
31931, Star-Spangled Banner became the national anthem
81965, First Combat Troops sent to South Vietnam
11-14Virginia DAR State Conference in Richmond
13Chapter Meeting, Program “Beyond the Battlefields”
151781, Battle at Guilford Courthouse
April 2021
61917, U.S. entered World War I
91865, Lee surrendered to Grant ending the Civil War
10Chapter Meeting, Program “XXXXX”
121861, Civil War began with Fort Sumter attack
17Quad Luncheon – Combined Virginia Beach Chapters’ Luncheon
191775, Battles of Lexington and Concord – start of the Revolutionary War
22Earth Day
May 2021
51956, Inaugural meeting for Adam Thoroughgood Chapter
71945, Germany surrendered – ended World War II in Europe
121820, Florence Nightingale’s birth
15Chapter Meeting, Program “A Fiendish Fly”
151950, Armed Forces Day – Honors members of the military
311868, Memorial Day – Remembers all those who have died while serving in the military
June 2021
41944, D-Day
141777, Flag Day – Adoption of the U.S. Flag
171775, Battle of Bunker Hill
181812, Declaration of War against Britain
191865, Juneteenth – end of slavery
23-27NSDAR Continental Congress, Washington, D.C.
281919, Treaty of Versailles – ended World War I
July 2021
41776, Independence Day – 244th Anniversary of Declaration of Independence
8-101776, Battle of Gwynn’s Island
August 2021
TBDChapter Annual Tea
181920, Ratification of 19th Amendment, Women’s Right to Vote
231814, Dolley Madison saves portrait of George Washington