Del Norte Chapter

Crescent City, California

Chapter Activities and Projects

The Del Norte Chapter of the DAR is about action. Our small, but enthusiastic, chapter has many accomplishments to its credit. Our chapter members selflessly and tirelessly step up to the plate and help raise funds for active military members, veterans, and school students. We host many events to educate and engage the public and raise funds for DAR projects. But in truth, the real benefit is the gratification we get from helping our community, our state, and our nation.  

Yankee Pot Roast Dinner Fund Raiser


National Tribute Grove Monument

Our chapter in conjunction with the Redwood National and State Parks worked to move the National Tribute Grove Monument to the day use area that is located in the Jed Smith State Park for the ease of access and to re-dedicate the grove.  The 500 acre National Tribute Grove {Largest WWII Monument in the Nation}was dedicated to the personnel and veterans that fought in World War II on September 28th, 1949, by the DAR.  After the National and State Parks moved the monument to it's new location; a re-dedication ceremony celebrating the 65th Anniversary of the monument was held, where speakers from the California State DAR, State and National Parks and Mr. Robert Maxwell (Oldest living WWII recipient of the Medal of Valor) spoke.  




Del Norte Daughters dressed in colonial costume to celebrate Constitution Week and to teach local school children about our Constitution.


To mark the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War; the Del Norte Daughters made a window display to honor the fallen soldiers from Del Norte County. 

 We honor our Veterans through various programs in our community.


The Annual Christmas Craft Fair

We are a versatile and creative chapter when it comes to ideas for fund raisers.


Scholarship Quilt Raffles

Ladies from our chapter make beautiful quilts each year that are raffled off on July 4th. The proceeds go to providing scholarships for deserving seniors so that they may reach their goals of furthering their education.


Rocky Peterson Memorial Flagpole at Peterson Park in Crescent City, Ca.



 Rocky Peterson was a local boy that grew up in Crescent City, Ca. He was drafted out of our local high school to play professional baseball. Rocky set his career aside and joined the U.S. Navy in 1940 and was stationed at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. On December 7, 1941; Rocky was killed when his ship the U.S.S. Arizona was sunk by the Japanese. The Del Norte Chapter received a grant to assist in the funding of this memorial to Rocky's memory. With the assistance of the City of Crescent City and Engineer Michael Young; the monument was completed and dedicated in April 2017. Present for the dedication were NSDAR State and National Officers, public officials from the city of Crescent City and the County of Del Norte. Pictured L to R are California State Vice Regent Adele Lancaster, District III Director Wendy Malone, California State Regent Beverly Moncrief, Honorary State Regent Carol Jackson and California State Treasurer Susan Broderick.