The Women in Military Service for America Memorial, located at Arlington Cemetery, is the only major national memorial honoring all military women — past, present, and future — who have served in our nation's defense in all services during all eras starting with the American Revolution.
The 2.5 million women honored include living or deceased women veterans; active duty, reserves, National Guard, and U.S. Public Health Service uniformed women; and women in the Coast Guard Auxiliary and Civil Air Patrol. The memorial also honors women who served overseas during conflicts, in direct support of the armed forces, in organizations such as the Red Cross, USO, and Special Services; and members of the U.S. Public Health Service Cadet Nurse Corps. This memorial honors many of our chapter members.
Our chapter project is to support the foundation in its mission of honoring American servicewomen for their service and achievements in the United States Armed Forces. Our continuing project is to enter these women to the national database.
Through DAR Project Patriot we continue to support our active duty military with our patriot care boxes. Our chapter sends 10-15 boxes a month to various troops stationed overseas, including Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany. We support the military families living on Guam by providing them with the grocery coupons, which they can use at the base commissary. We also currently support two military working dogs with their own "doggie" care boxes of treats, toys, and comfort items
Our chapter members have a specific area within Prince William County, which we clean seven times a year (March—November). Members and non-members are always welcome to join us and help keep our county clean.
In partnership with Quantico National Cemetery, MIAP locates and ensures military burials for veterans who have not been claimed by family. The cremains have been found at funeral homes as far back as the Civil War (two recently buried at Arlington National Cemetery). These veterans are given full honor burials. Our chapter members assist with tours on Quantico Cemetery explaining the MIAP and participate in the burials at Quantico. For more information, visit www.miap.us.