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
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.
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
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.
PRESERVING THEIR MEMORY ONE AT A TIME!
M. Kay, Historic Preservation Chairperson
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