Cane River Chapter, NSDAR participates in ‘Caps to Benches Ceremony’

Cane River Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) joined the Sabine Chapter, Coushatta Chute Chapter, Bon Chasse Chapter, Pelican Chapter, Shreveport Chapter, Frances-Rebecca Harrison Chapter, Claiborne Parish Chapter & Dorcheat-Bisteneau Chapter for a dedication ceremony at the North West Veterans Home in Bossier City.  Also, in attendance were Louisiana State Society Daughters of the American Revolution (LSDAR) State Regent Cheryl Gott; LSDAR Service to American State Chair Margaret Tyler and Sons of the American Revolution Representative & LSDAR Outstanding Volunteer Veteran of the Year Jerry Madden.  The LSDAR donated three recycled park benches made of recycled plastic caps and lids manufactured at Green Tree Plastics in Indiana.

State Chair Tyler learned of “Caps to Benches Project” and thought out it would be a great service project for the state. Tyler’s goal was for Louisiana Daughters to collect 1,000 pounds for five benches, one to be placed at each LA Veterans Home. The project began last July and continued through March of this year. The Louisiana Daughters answered the challenge by collecting 3,221 pounds of plastic caps and lids making it possible to obtain 17 benches. 

Cane River Chapter would like to thank Service to America Chapter Chair Martha Conde for her dedication and countless hours of work for handling and processing those collected. Also, we would like to extend a thank you to all citizens, schools & businesses for their participation.  

DAR members volunteer millions of service hours annually in their local communities including supporting active duty military personnel and assisting veteran patients, awarding thousands of dollars in scholarships and financial aid each year to students and supporting schools for underserved children with annual donations exceeding $1 million. DAR’s motto is God, Home and Country and its objective is historic preservation, education and patriotism.

Eligibility for membership includes any woman 18 years of old, regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background, who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution.  For more information in DAR Membership, please contact the local Cane River Chapter, NSDAR @