August 21, 2017

About NSDCW

National Society Daughters of Colonial Wars is an educational organization focusing specifically on historical related activities programs. The organization IRS foundation code is a 509(a)(2) organization that receives less than 1/3 of its support from investment and unrelated business income and greater than 1/3 of its support from fees.

The Objects Of The Society:

  • Honor and perpetuate the memory and spirit of the men and women who assisted in the establishment, defense and preservation of the American Colonies.
  • To collect and preserve records relative to the American Colonial Period, and records of service of men who assisted in the establishment, defense and preservation of the American Colonies.
  • To promote historical research and the study of history, and to commemorate the events of the American Colonial 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.

Official Colors:

Red and White

Insignia:

National Insignia

The insignia of this Society shall consist of a round disc with the laurel leaf mode in relief forming the outer edge.  Superimposed is the Ensign of Great Britain which had come into existence in 1603.  Encircling the engraving is a ribbon scroll bearing the legend “Society Daughters of Colonial Wars”.  Above the Insignia is the conventional gold rose, five petals (Tudor Rose), modeled in bold relief.

The ribbon is one and seven-sixteenths inch in width, the center stripe of white is three-quarters inch in width, with successive striped of red, white , and blue.

  • RED—is for courage, zeal, fervency.
  • WHITE—is for purity, rectitude of conduct.
  • BLUE—is for loyalty, devotion, friendship, justice and truth.

 

Official Flower:

Tudor Rose

Tudor Rose

The Tudor rose is the official flower of the society.  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.

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