WEDNESDAY-- Veterans Day ceremony

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

DAR and Donuts coincides with the American Legion Post 16 Veterans Day ceremony, which includes their Color Guard and Rifle Squad performing. The ceremony begins around 10:30 a.m. and ends at 11 a.m. with the gun salute in remembrance of the eleventh hour on the eleventh day when the armistice between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect, signaling the end of World War I.

The Sarah Riggs Humphreys-Mary Silliman Chapter has again teamed up with the Dunkin’ Donuts on Howe Avenue for the seventh annual “DAR and Donuts” before and after the morning Veterans Day ceremony. Coffee and doughnuts will be provided to veterans, families, and friends in the Shelton Farmers Market building.

The initiative is being coordinated by Betsy Grant and Judy Savary, DAR Veterans Services Committee members, and Mark Dymerski, franchise owner of the Dunkin’ Donuts on Howe Avenue 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, while honoring our service men and women who sacrifice so much for our continued freedom” according to DAR officials.

The Sarah Riggs Humphreys-Mary Silliman DAR Chapter serves Shelton and many nearby towns and works to perpetuate 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