The local Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) chapter invites the community to salute U.S. veterans on Monday, Nov. 11 at the Veterans Memorial Park (the Riverwalk) in Shelton.

The chapter has again teamed up with the Dunkin’ Donuts on Howe Avenue for the fifth annual “DAR and Donuts” before and after the 10:30 a.m. Veterans Day ceremony. Coffee and doughnuts will be provided to veterans and their families.

The initiative is being coordinated by Juliana Lavitola, local DAR Veterans Services Committee Chairman, and Mark Dymerski, franchise owner of the Dunkin’ Donuts in downtown Shelton.

“Over the years, it has become a tradition, and everyone looks forward to getting together and enjoying a cup of coffee and a Munchkin,” according to DAR officials.

Winning American independence

The Sarah Riggs Humphreys-Mary Silliman DAR Chapter, which serves Shelton and many nearby towns, works to perpetuates the memory and spirit of the men and women who won American independence.

Any woman over age 18 who can prove an ancestor served in the American Revolution is a prospective member; learn more at www.sarahriggshumphreysDAR.org.