ABOUT THE UNITED KINGDOM
The United Kingdom is an island nation located off the northwestern coast of mainland Europe. The United Kingdom comprises the whole of the island of Great Britain—which contains England, Wales, and Scotland—as well as the northern portion of the island of Ireland. The name Britain is sometimes used to refer to the United Kingdom as a whole. The capital is London, which is among the world’s leading commercial, financial, and cultural centres.
The United Kingdom has made significant contributions to the world economy, especially in technology and industry. Since World War II, however, the United Kingdom’s most prominent exports have been cultural, including literature, theatre, film, television, and popular music that draw on all parts of the country. Perhaps Britain’s greatest export has been the English language, now spoken in every corner of the world as one of the leading international mediums of cultural and economic exchange.
The United Kingdom retains links with parts of its former empire through the Commonwealth. It also benefits from historical and cultural links with the United States and is a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).
Adapted from "United Kingdom." Encyclopedia Britannica, February 7, 2021.
WALTER HINES PAGE CHAPTER, NSDAR
Established in 1925 with 38 members, the Walter Hines Page Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR or DAR) now has 120 members and over 550 associate members residing throughout the United Kingdom, as well as in the United States, France, Belgium, Ireland, Portugal, Norway and Australia, who support our projects.
The Walter Hines Page Chapter (WHP) is named after Walter Hines Page, a former U.S. Ambassador to the Court of St. James's. Page is honoured at Westminster Abbey for his role influencing the U.S.A. to support Britain in World War I.
Our work is based around the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution's three founding principles: Preservation, Patriotism and Education.
Our events include speeches and presentations on various elements of American history, regular visits to Benjamin Franklin House, Remembrance Day ceremonies hosted by the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) and at St. Paul’s Cathedral, U.S. Presidential election breakfasts, Thanksgiving galas, trips to Sulgrave Manor (George Washington's ancestral home), and many more.
The chapter supports multiple charities and organizations in keeping with the DAR priorities of Preservation, Patriotism and Education. The majority of these are in the United Kingdom but we also support a charity based in Jerusalem and NSDAR initiatives in the United States.
DAR membership is open to women over eighteen who can prove lineage dating from a patriot in the American Revolution. Research guidance and assistance is available through the chapter and through the NSDAR headquarters in Washington, D.C. If you would like to know how to join the DAR, we can help with your application.