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Promoting Historic Preservation, Education, and Patriotism for Forty Years

 The Grand Canyon Chapter, NSDAR, was organized on September 24, 1983, in Scottsdale, Arizona. Subsequently, the chapter was approved as Arizona’s 17th chapter at the National Board of Management Meeting in Washington, D.C., on October 14, 1983. The name Grand Canyon was chosen to honor America’s most famous natural wonder, which draws people from all over the world. Membership over the last 39 years has grown to 174 regular members and is one of the largest chapters in Arizona.

Chapter members have participated in and supported numerous DAR programs and projects in the Scottsdale community and beyond, including: 

  • Naturalization Ceremonies 
  • Veterans Day 
  • 1991 Desert Storm ticker tape parade 
  • Numerous students have won at the state and national levels the American History Essay Contest and the DAR Good Citizens Award and Scholarship
  • We have honored several Outstanding Teachers of American History, including state winners 
  • Parada Del Sol
  • Community event to honor Scottsdale Police Department Officers and K-9 Officers
  • Community event to honor Scottsdale 911 Operators
  • Projects to support the community such as Scottsdale Fire Department and local charities
  • Support of local veteran organizations and projects supporting active duty military personnel
  • And so much more!

The following historic markers have been placed by the Grand Canyon Chapter, NSDAR, throughout Scottsdale: 

  • Stoneman Trail Bench 1997
  • Papago Military Marker 2006
  • Salute to the Scottsdale Police K9 Unit 2012
  • Old Adobe Mission 2015
  • Stoneman Trail Marker Replace 2016
  • Scottsdale Grammar School #2 2022 
 A 40-year history of service!


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