Ottawa Chapter DAR
Points of Pride
|Vietnam Commemoration - 50th Anniversary
The Ottawa Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution recognized Vietnam Veterans
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.
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.
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.
United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration, sponsored by the US
Department of Defense, thanks and honors our US veterans for their
Chair Laurie Hampton gathers donations and ships to them to active
duty military personnel all around the world. The first shipment
went to a sailor in the US Navy. Suggested donations: toiletries,
socks, soaps, personal items.
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.
PRESERVING THEIR MEMORY ONE AT A TIME!
M. Kay, Historic Preservation Chairperson
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