DAR, USA250 and PHS Begin Celebrating 250 Years of American Independence Planting 250 Trees
PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 14, 2018--The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), USA250, and the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) will host a ceremony to initiate the planting of 250 trees that will create the new “DAR Pathway of the Patriots” along the Schuylkill River, honoring patriots of the American Revolution.
USA250 is a national nonprofit organizing private-sector leadership to ensure that America’s 250th anniversary in 2026 achieves its full potential as a national civic milestone. USA250 is bringing together Americans to ensure that the USA’s 250th anniversary lifts up the diverse stories of our national heritage, to inspire citizen participation, and to celebrate the enduring ideals of American Independence as we head into our next 250 years. Since USA250’s founding in Philadelphia in 2011, the national nonprofit organization has enlisted a broad range of individuals and institutions to contribute their energy, creativity, and ideas to the USA’s 250th anniversary efforts.
About Daughters of the American Revolution
The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution is a nonprofit, nonpartisan women’s service organization founded in 1890 to preserve the memory and spirit of those who contributed to securing American independence. For more than 125 years, the DAR has strived to bring awareness to the honorable sacrifices and enduring legacy of all patriots who fought for America’s freedom. Through the organization’s objectives of historic preservation, education and patriotism, the more than 185,000 DAR members worldwide provide millions of hours of volunteer service annually in their local communities. To learn more about the work of today’s DAR, visit www.dar.org.
About Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society is a not-for-profit organization, founded in 1827, whose programs connect people to horticulture and collaboratively creates beautiful, healthy and sustainable communities. PHS’s best known activities include the Philadelphia Flower Show, street tree planting and maintenance, community gardening, public beautification, and the PHS Pop Up Gardens. PHS is supported by individual members and supporters, foundations, partners and government grants. PHS programs bring together people from diverse backgrounds to engage in horticultural projects that advance social equity, environmental sustainability, and urban livability. For information or to support our work, visit PHSonline.org.
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