2024-2025 Calendar of Events

The Bitter Root Chapter, NSDAR, meets monthly from September to June. 
​For location and other information please contact ​​us.

Special & Commemorative Dates

Constitution DaySeptember 17, 2023
Vietnam Veteran’s DaySeptember 24, 2023
NDAR Day of PrayerOctober 9, 2023
NSDAR & Day of Service AnniversaryOctober 11, 2023
Mayflower Compact AnniversaryNovember 11, 2023
Wreath’s Across AmericaDecember 16, 2023
National Day of PrayerMay 2, 2024
Victory in Europe AnniversaryMay 8, 2024
D-Day AnniversaryJune 6, 2024

Days to Display the American Flag

Labor Day (First Monday)September 2, 2024
Patriot’s Day (Flag at 1/2 staff)September 11, 2024
Constitution DaySeptember 17, 2024
DAR Day of ServiceOctober 11, 2024
Indigenous Peoples’ DayOctober 14, 2024
Election DayNovember 5, 2024
Veterans DayNovember 11, 2024
Thanksgiving DayNovember 28, 2024
Pearl Harbor Remembrance (1/2 staff)December 7, 2024
Christmas DayDecember 25, 2024
New Year’s DayJanuary 1, 2025
Martin Luther King’s BirthdayJanuary 20, 2025
Abraham Lincoln’s BirthdayFebruary 12, 2025
President’s DayFebruary 17, 2025
George Washington’s BirthdayFebruary 22, 2025
Mother’s DayMay 11, 2025
Armed Forces DayMay 18, 2025
Memorial Day (Flag at 1/2 staff)May 26, 2025
Flag DayJune 14, 2025
Juneteenth.June 19, 2025
Independence DayJuly 4, 2025

2023 Bitter Root Program Schedule & Local Events

May 18, 2024 – Heroes at Home: To celebrate our hometown heroes and to remember the service & sacrifices of our military brothers & sisters, the VSN hosts the annual Heroes @ Home BBQ & VSAP on ARMED FORCES DAY.

The event includes free food, live music, resource fair, silent auction, and the Veteran Suicide Awareness & Prevention (VSAP) run, walk and/or RUCK. Montana’s Veteran suicide rate is one of the highest in the nation. The VSAP raises awareness about this epidemic, brings the community together to memorialize those lost, and most importantly, lets Veterans, their friends, and families know they are not alone.
Please share with Veterans, service members, their families / caregivers, and EVERYONE who supports them!

Location: Rocky Mountain Museum of Military History (3400 B Rd, Missoula, MT 59804) – The Opening Ceremony is at 10am, and the VSAP & BBQ will start shortly after.
June 8, 2024. Chapter Business Meeting followed by our Program: The Militant Miller – John Milligan’s Story. From Feeding hungry troops to joining the battle, John Milligan’s mill played an integral part in the battle to build America. Angie will share his story and how she learned it including his elusive tie back to Scotland.  Presenter: She is a professional genealogist, media personality, bestselling author, educator, and screenwriter. She’s the executive director of The National Institute for Genealogical Studies (GenealogicalStudies.com). Her latest, a 6-book series, Queen of the Rockies, is set during Montana’s birth as a state.
August 8, 2024 – America 250! Patriot Marker Dedication, @ 2:00 PM Location: Rocky Mountain Museum of Military History (3400 B Rd, Missoula, MT 59804)
September 14, 2024. Chapter Business Meeting followed by our Program: TBD
October 12, 2024.  Chapter Business Meeting followed by our Program: TBD
 
Join us as we celebrate DAR’s National Day of Service.
November 9, 2024. Chapter Business Meeting followed by our Program: TBD
December 14, 2024Celebrating our holiday season. This is our traditional holiday potluck.  Bring a special dish to share and bring a family antique or memory! We will share stories of our cherished possession.
January 11, 2025.  Chapter Business Meeting followed by our Program: TBD
February 8, 2025.  Chapter Business Meeting followed by our Program: Good Citizen’s Awards. Each year Bitter Root Chapter sponsors awards to graduating seniors from local public and private high schools.  These students are chosen by their counselors as seniors who exemplify Good Citizenship. Each School Good Citizen may elect to sit for a one-hour extemporaneous essay based upon a topic that is only revealed to them when they sit down to write.  School Good Citizen papers are then adjudicated by outside scholars.  At this meeting, our Good Citizens will read their essays.  The most outstanding essay winner also competes at the state level for further honors. This is always an anticipated event.
March 8, 2025. Chapter Business Meeting followed by our Program: Planning our 2026 State Convention. Presentation on planning to date. Everyone will join in on activities to support our hosting of the 2026 State Convention.
April 10-12, 2025.  122nd Montana State Conference. Location: Bozeman, MT
Contact the Bitter Root Chapter for more information at BitterrootDAR@gmail.com
May 10, 2025. Chapter Business Meeting followed by our Program: TBD
June 14, 2025. Chapter Business Meeting followed by our Program: TBD
NOTE: For a more detailed program description with Hostess information please visit our Members site.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Our Book Club meets in September, November, January, March, and May. We read historical books. Contact us for more information.

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