Local DAR chapter honors veterans
The Horseshoe Prairie Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution is initiating a special project to recognize and honor veterans of World War II and the Korean War who are now residing in senior living facilities in Hamilton County.
“As many of our veterans of these two wars are leaving us and we are so appreciative of their service, we wish to reach out and let them know how special they are to us and how deeply grateful we are for their military service,” said Sharon McMahon, chapter historian.
A chapter committee has been formed to contact local senior living facilities to identify veterans of these two wars and issue a certificate of appreciation to them.
“We are reaching out to the facility activity directors in order to personalize the veterans’ certificates,” McMahon stated.
The certificates will be presented to the veterans at their senior living centers between now and the middle of November in conjunction with the celebration of Veterans Day.
“As 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War, the NSDAR is planning to recognize and honor those veterans as well,” McMahon said. “The Horseshoe Prairie Chapter will begin working on special Vietnam veteran commemorative projects very soon.”
The Daughters of the American Revolution is a nonprofit, nonpolitical volunteer women’s organization dedicated to preserving American history and whose mission is to promote historic preservation, education and patriotism. The Horseshoe Prairie Chapter Regent is Amanda Mizell and the chapter currently has 68 members. For more information, visit www.dar.org.