The DAR Hospital Corps was established during the Spanish-American War to select and certify nurses for service in the U.S. Army and this commemorative pin honors the service provided by the DAR Hospital Corps. The corps certified 1,081 nurses and later funded pensions for many of them who did not qualify for government pensions. The corps was founded by Dr. Anita Newcomb McGee, who was appointed as its director. During the war, DAR also purchased a ship's tender for the USS Missouri to be used as a hospital launch for transporting the wounded from shore to ship.
When this commemorative pin is worn by DAR members on the official Insignia ribbon, it must be placed according to the most current "Placement of DAR Insignia and Pins on Official Ribbon" document found on the Insignia Committee webpage.
When not worn on the official ribbon, DAR members may only wear this commemorative pin as a brooch, not on a right-side ribbon. When non-members wear this commemorative pin, they should demonstrate pride in all DAR stands for by wearing it only when dressed nicely and in a respectful manner.
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This gold-plated pin measures 7/8" x 1 1/8".