National Society & SC Society; SC Newsletters & Calls to Council
For more than a century, the members of the National Society United States Daughters of 1812, have dedicated themselves to:
Preservation of documents and relics
Motto: Liberty, Fraternity, Unity
Colors: Blue and Gray
Insignia: A single star resting upon an anchor encircled with a narrow gold band
The blue of the Society represents the color worn by the Navy during the War of 1812 and the gray represents the color worn by the Army. The Insignia represents the Star of Hope upon the Anchor of Faith within the Circle of Friendship.
The National Society USD 1812 has over 5,365 members, 42 state societies, and over 162 chapters. The National Headquarters, located in Washington, DC and depicted below, houses books which have been donated by members to the library, and historic artifacts and memorabilia to the headquarters museum and furnished the house with period furniture. The first floor houses the N.S.U.S.D. of 1812 Memorial Library, which contains many holdings on genealogical research and scholarly studies on the War of 1812 period. The second floor of the new building, occupies the 1812 Museum. It is an exceptional facility dedicated to the 1784-1815 time period.
Work of the Society
- Promotion and education of The Flag House and Star-Spangled Banner Museum, Old Fort Niagara, and Fort McHenry
- Providing reading materials to the American Merchant Marine Library Association (AMMLA)
- Preservation and education of St. Michael and All Angel's Church in England
- Maintaining a National Headquarters in Washington DC., a museum and library of memorabilia of the 1784-1815 period
- Support schools for under privileged children
- Support of America's Veterans
- Preservation of history
- JROTC and ROTC awards
- American Flag education
- Spirit of 1812 Award
South Carolina Society, United States Daughters of 1812
SC joined the National Society U.S.D. 1812
The State Society was organized in Williston, SC on February 15, 1916 and in May 1917 the Society petitioned to be part of the National Society. The official name of our Society is South Carolina Society, United States Daughters of 1812 and we celebrated our Centennial year in 2017. Membership includes 4 chapters and over 110 members.