General James Cox Chapter

Kokomo Indiana - Organized 1905

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Our chapter meetings are held the second Tuesday of every month from September to June. The General James Cox Chapter welcomes guests and prospective members to attend meetings.

Our DAR mission is to promote historic preservation, education, and patriotism.

Historic Preservation

The General James Cox Chapter hosted a reception for the Captain Henry Vanderburgh Chapter when they dedicated a marker in honor of "Real Daughter" Mary Forbes Gano Cobb at New London Friends Cemetery. The Chapter, along with the Chief Peshewa Society C.A.R., participate annually demonstrating toys and games of the American Revolutionary era at the three day Koh-Koh-Mah & Foster Living History Re-enactment Encampment. Our Chapter is a member of the Howard County Historical Society.

Education

The General James Cox Chapter hosted a reception for the Captain Henry Vandeburgh Chapter when they dedicated a marker in honor of "Real Daughter" Mary Forbes Gano Cobb at new London Friends Cemetery. The Chapter, along with the Chief Peshewa Society C.A.R. participate annually demonstrating toys and games of the American Revolutionary era at the three day Koh-Koh-Mah & Foster Living reenactment Encampment. Our Chapter is a member of the Howard Count Historical Society.

The Chapter Sponsors DAR Good Citizen Awards and American History and Christopher Columbus essay contests for local students. The Chapter contacts all local high schools to provide applications for chapter, Indiana, and Nationally sponsored DAR scholarships. The Chapter provides American Spirit magazine subscriptions to four local libraries and distributes copies of the DAR Flag Code brochure at our award receptions. To celebrate Constitution Week, we distribute and ring bells, as well as have public displays and publicity in the newspaper. Annually, we support the National projects for DAR and Native American schools.

Patriotism

The Chapter participates annually in the Memorial Day ceremonies at Crown Point Cemetery and Veterans' Park. Each November, we support veterans by donating items. We also support the Jackson Street Commons for veterans by stocking the break room with coffee supplies. The DAR Ritual is an important part of every meeting. We have maintained the Flag Pole at Foster Park in the past and intend to continue this project as well as provide flags for this pole.

Additional Activities

Our chapter hosts two prospective member genealogy workshops annually in October and May with the Howard County Genealogy Department at the Kokomo-Howard County Library. Chapter members are active at the local, state, and national level.

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