Prescott Valley's DAR cleans up cemetery
The Yavapai Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) took part in the National DAR Day of Service on Oct. 11, 2015, to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the founding of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
They chose as their service to clean and decorate the graves of United States veterans that are buried in the Citizen's Cemetery in Prescott. Citizen's Cemetery is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
A group of 11 ladies helped with the cleanup, adorning approximately 27 gravesites with an American flag and silk flowers. This activity helped to fulfill the goals of the National Society Daughters of the American which are historic preservation, education, and patriotism.
Yavapai Chapter was organized in 1981 and carries out the important mission of the National Society on the local level in Prescott Valley. Yavapai Chapter also helps local veterans, by sponsoring flights to Washington, D.C. with Honor Flight AZ for World War II veterans. We have sponsored 150 WWII Veterans to date with the intent of continuing their sponsorship in the upcoming year. The Yavapai Chapter is also a proud partner in the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War giving those veterans their much deserved recognition for their service.
"We are proud to carry out DAR's mission to celebrate our American way of life," said Regent Elaine Myers.
"All women who can document descent from a Revolutionary War Patriot are encouraged to consider the many benefits of joining. We are eager to welcome new members to our chapter, and we have volunteers available to help them research and complete their genealogy in order to apply for membership." Please consult our website http://yavapai.arizonadar.org for further information.