THE DISTINGUISHED CITIZEN MEDAL
Recognizing the critical importance of citizenship and service for all ages, including adults, the National Board of Management has approved a new opportunity for chapters and states to recognize adult individuals for extraordinary citizenship and service in the defense, promotion and/or preservation of our American heritage of freedom.
The National Board of Management has established the DAR Distinguished Citizen Medal. The DAR Distinguished Citizen Medal may be awarded to emergency first responders; active duty military and veterans of the United States Armed Forces; and individuals who have contributed to the defense or security of the community, state, or nation in an exceptional manner. All nominated individuals must be over 18 years of age and have shown the qualities of honor, service, courage and leadership. A chapter may present two (2) DAR Distinguished Citizen Metals per year; however, a nominee may not receive more than one (1) DAR Distinguished Citizen Metal.
For more information about the National Defense Committee's medal program, visit the National Defense Committee's page on the NSDAR Member's Website. Visit our Helpful Resource tab for the DAR Distinguished Citizen Metal application and contact the Schenectada DAR chapter to submit.