August 22, 2017

Activities

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.

Activities 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 finished by War of 1812 American 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, and American Flag education. These are just some of the works of the National Society United States Daughters of 1812.