National Society Daughters of Colonial Wars

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National Society Daughters of Colonial Wars

The Daughters of Colonial Wars in the State of Massachusetts was organized at the Hotel Brunswick, Boston, Massachusetts, on May 14, 1917, Mrs. Frank Dexter Ellison, President, and incorporated on May 27, 1921. On April 18, 1932, the National Society Daughters of Colonial Wars was organized in Washington, D. C., Mrs. Frank Dexter Ellison, President. The society was subsequently incorporated in the State of New Jersey on November 22, 1935.

OFFICIAL SYMBOLS The Tudor rose is the official flower of the society, and the official colors are red and white. A symbol of unity, the Tudor rose (representing the end of the 40-year struggle for possession of the English throne known as the War of the Roses) is supported by the crosses of St. George and St. Andrew as they are depicted on the Union Flag of 1707. The Tudor rose consists of the larger red rose of Lancaster with the smaller white rose of York impressed upon it -- five petals upon five petals. In 1584 the first English colony in North America was claimed in the name of Queen Elizabeth I of England, the last Tudor monarch. OBJECTS OF THE NATIONAL SOCIETY

To honor and perpetuate the memory and spirit of the men and women who, by their acts and counsel, assisted in the establishment, defense and preservation of the American Colonies. To collect and preserve records relative to the American Colonies. To promote historical research and the study of history and to commemorate the events of the American Colony Period between 1607 and 1775. To inspire patriotism and loyalty to our Country. To foster a spirit of fellowship among the members of the Society.

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