Local DAR Chapter celebrates Veterans Day

The Sarah Riggs Humphreys-Mary Silliman Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) served coffee and donuts at the annual Veterans Day Ceremony sponsored by the Sutter-Terlizzi American Legion Post 16.

The ceremony commemorating the 100th anniversary of the ending of World War I and honoring the country’s servicemen and women was held at Veterans Memorial Park (the Riverwalk) on Sunday, Nov. 11.

One of DAR’s missions is to support veterans and active service members. The Sarah Riggs Humphreys-Mary Silliman Chapter’s “DAR & Donuts” event is one way to honor this mission and support the community.

This event is made possible thanks to the support of Mark Dymerski, franchise owner of the Howe Avenue Dunkin Donuts in Shelton, who has supplied the coffee and donuts for this ceremony since 2008.

The DAR chapter also collected donations to be used to buy non-perishable grocery items with a Christmas dinner theme to send overseas to a service person to enjoy. This “Christmas In A Box” will also contain Christmas cards signed by those who stopped by the table which also had military rubber duckies, handmade flag pins, and small flags.

In honor of the 100th anniversary of the ending of World War I, Chapter Regent Patricia King researched the service men whose names are inscribed on the WWI stone monument at the Riverwalk. The display included pictures and short biographies.

The DAR is a women’s service organization dedicated to historic preservation, education and patriotism. Any woman older than 18 who can prove an ancestor served in the American Revolution is a prospective member. For more information on the DAR visit sarahriggshumphreysDAR.org.