Toni Bolling Lutter
Gila Butte Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) has applied for partnership with The United States of America Vietnam War 50th Anniversary Commemoration, established by Congress to “…thank and honor veterans of the Vietnam War, including personnel who were held as prisoners of war (POW) or listed as missing in action (MIA), for their service and sacrifice on behalf of the United States and to thank and honor the families of these veterans.”
In partnering, Gila Butte has joined DAR chapters and State Societies across the nation in recognizing not only the service of the Armed Forces during the Vietnam War but to pay tribute as well to the loyal contributions made on the home front by the people of the United States. DAR President General Lynn Young called on DAR chapters worldwide and Arizona DAR State Regent Gillian Morse called on all Arizona DAR Chapters to join as Commemorative Partners.
DAR’s Commemorative Events Committee encourages states and chapters to celebrate the events cited by the National Society, to identify and plan local and regional commemorative events and to join in celebrations that support the goals of the Society. Partnership with the Vietnam 50th Commemoration is a commitment to the objectives set out by the Secretary of Defense.
DAR is proud to join in this acclaim for our veterans. Many Daughters are descended from the original American veterans, those who fought for our freedoms during the Revolutionary War. Other Daughters descend from civilians on the home front that provided economic and moral support to the cause and to those who contributed through civil and governmental service.
Women over 18 who can prove bloodline lineage from such patriots of the American Revolution are urged to serve our nation in DAR. For membership information, please call 602-430-6048 or go to the Gila Butte chapter website gilabutte.arizonadar.org.