Ottawa Chapter DAR

Points of Pride

Vietnam Commemoration - 50th Anniversary

The Ottawa Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution recognized Vietnam Veterans

The Ottawa Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution members and guests gathered at the Dorsey House for a luncheon on November 15, 2016.  Guest speaker and author Joann P. Kotcher served in Vietnam as a “Red Cross Donut Dolly.” She used personal photographs and excerpts from her book recalling events and places from her service in Vietnam.  Her presentation helped us remember those Vietnam years. 


Vietnam veteran Dave Belair was posthumously given special recognition for his book commemorating the 58 men from St. Clair County, who lost their lives in Vietnam and for his lifetime service for veterans.  His widow accepted the award with his daughter in attendance. 

Finally, the members paid tribute to their family and friends, who served during the Vietnam Era. DAR members stood and read each veteran’s name, followed by the awarding of certificates and lapel pins.  Ottawa members are pleased to have honored 87 Vietnam Era Veterans for their service.

The United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration, sponsored by the US Department of Defense, thanks and honors our US veterans for their service

Departed Daughter

The Ottawa Chapter Historic Preservation Committee is hard at work to record and pay tribute to our Departed Daughters. This will include our Fifteen Organizing Daughters along with all Ottawa Chapter Daughters who are no longer with us. A virtual cemetery on Find a Grave utilizes an official public remembrance of their passing. Each of the memorials will include a United States Flag and the following tribute:
                 Daughter of the American Revolution: Ottawa Chapter
                 National Number XXXXXX
Oh Dear Daughter:  In our hearts you will always be,
 for always, you will remain our sweetest memory.
Our Daughters may no longer be with us; however, with our due diligence, they will not be forgotten.

"On September 16, 2017 our first ceremony was held. The Departed Daughter Insignia Dedication / Tribute for Ms. Marjorie Owens was well received by her family and friends. Our Chapter is truly blessed to have such an opportunity to pay homage to a magnificent person who was dedicated to make a difference within the community in which she resided and served.

We are forever proud of Marjorie Owens for her endless contributions, her vision, and her commitment to dedicate herself to Historic Preservation, Education, and Patriotism. Her Legacy remains for posterity and her spirit live on within our hearts." ~ Monna Kay 

                        Marjorie Owens was an Organizing Daughter of the Ottawa Chapter in 1977.  She served as Chaplin 1977-78 and as Regent 1982-1985.                                     

         The ceremony was attended by 18 Honored Guests (Family), Distinguished Guests (State Leadership), and Chapter Guests.

M. Kay, Historic Preservation Chairperson




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