NOVEMBER 25, 2015

Local DAR Partners With United States’ Vietnam War Commemoration

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Grand Canyon Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) proudly announces its partnership with the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration to honor Vietnam veterans and their families for their service and sacrifice to the nation.

On Sunday, November 15, the chapter’s 50th Anniversary Commemoration Committee thanked 20 veterans with lapel pins and certificates at Desert Hills Presbyterian Church, 34605 N. Tom Darlington Drive, Scottsdale. In her tribute introduction, chapter regent, Kathy Shields said, “It’s meaningful to get the chance to celebrate the service of our country’s Vietnam veterans in person.”

Following in the footsteps of commemorations honoring military service in World War II and Korea, the multi-year celebration, instituted by the United States government under the auspices of the Department of Defense, aims to honor 7.2 million living Vietnam veterans and the families of all 9 million who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces from November 1, 1955 through May 15, 1975, regardless of location.

Commemorative Partner participation is pivotal to reaching Vietnam veterans and their families on the local level. Grand Canyon Chapter DAR encourages other organizations to become a Commemorative Partner and to visit for more information.

The next meeting of Grand Canyon Chapter DAR will be held Saturday, December 5 at Chaparral Suites, Scottsdale and features a silent baked goods and holiday décor silent auction and entertainment by A Capella Syndicate, an 18-member men’s chorus whose mission is “to promote community harmony through musical experiences, education and outreach.”

Guests are welcome. For reservations contact chapter regent, Kathy Shields, at 602.820.5427.,