Toni Bolling Lutter
Gila Butte Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) presented a U.S. flag to Perry High School as part of DAR’s ongoing dedication to patriotism. The school which opened in 2007 has been without a flag for its administration offices and they requested that DAR donate a flag.
The Flag of the United States of America Committee is a national DAR committee established in 1902, designed to promote a strong patriotic feeling and respect for our flag. The committee’s principle objectives are still fundamental today; that is to keep the flag flying, to protect it continuously under all conditions and to educate citizens regarding its correct usage. Toward those ends, each DAR chapter’s Flag Committee distributes flags and flag pins to schools, retirement homes, veteran’s facilities and at such patriotic events as Memorial Day, Veterans Day, Flag Day and Fourth of July celebrations. DAR also distributes its leaflet “The Flag Code” to assist citizens in flag etiquette.
Gila Butte DAR meets in Sun Lakes between October and April, with many service opportunities in the summer as well. Membership is open to women over 18 who are descended from a patriot of the American Revolution, without regard for national origin, religion or race. Interested women are urged to contact the chapter for membership information by calling 602-430-6048. The Gila Butte chapter website is gilabutte.arizonadar.org.