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LYDIA DARRAGH MEDAL SET

$32.50

The price of this medal set will increase to $35 on 1/1/18.


This set contains the full size medal, the miniature medal, and the certificate.

The medal can be engraved for an additional $10. Please select https://store.sar.org/product/engraving-service for this service.

The certificate can be calligraphied for an additional $4. Please select https://store.sar.org/product/certificate-calligra... for this service.

A Certificate Presentation Folder can be added for an additional $1.50. Please select https://store.sar.org/product/certificate-presenta... for this item.

Precedence: 38
Year Authorized: 2013
Presented By: National Society, District, State Society or Chapter
Approved By: President General, Vice President General, State Society President or Chapter President (depending on conferring authority)

Description: The medal is gold in color and bears on the obverse a colonial woman passing military information to a colonial officer mounted on horseback somewhere on a country road. Around the top edge of the medal will read “LYDIA DARRAGH MEDAL” and at the bottom edge of the medal will read “SONS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION.” It is suspended from a chest ribbon of light blue.

Summary: The Lydia Darragh Medal may be awarded by the incumbent President General, Vice President General, State Society President or Chapter President to the lady who has provided significant service to him during his term. The medal will recognize the assistance of the ladies who work behind the scenes supporting SAR programs, but whose service does not meet the requirements for the Martha Washington Medal. It may only be presented once per year at the discretion of the President General, a Vice President General, State Society President or Chapter President. The medal should be presented at the annual society by the outgoing President General, Vice President General, State Society President or Chapter President, and the service citation should be read at the time of presentation.

This Medal is named after Lydia Darragh (1729-1789), who crossed British lines in 1777 during the British occupation of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to deliver information to George Washington. As did Lydia Darragh, many ladies have had to courageously adapt to various circumstances in an effort to work side by side with Presidents General and State Society and Chapter Presidents.

Subsequent Presentations: A lady may receive this medal only once from a chapter, a state society or a district, however the National Society (through the incumbent President General) may make multiple presentations of the medal to a lady without referral to any committee.

Special Note Regarding Oak Leaf Clusters: Although a lady may receive the award multiple times from the National Society, and once from each of a district, a state society or a chapter, only one Darragh Medal is worn. Once a lady has received the Darragh Medal, subsequent awards by additional conferring authorities are represented by oak leaf clusters (regardless of the conferring authority).

Retroactive Effectiveness: Former presidents general, vice presidents general, state society presidents, and chapter presidents who have not made a presentation of this award would be eligible to present the medal to a lady upon the presentation of a letter to the incumbent President General, Vice President General, State Society President or Chapter President describing the assistance provided by the lady.

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