Originally Published: October 15, 2016 6:01 a.m.
Yavapai Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution continued the tradition of cleaning and marking graves at Citizens Cemetery in Prescott, AZ for the National Society (NSDAR’s) National Day of Service. Eleven stalwart members and family pulled weeds and cleaned up the gravesites of deceased military personnel. Most of the military service performed by these deceased patriots performed their duty in the Civil War but there were also participants in the Spanish American War and World War I.
The National Day of Service coincides with the founding of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution(NSDAR) and will be the 126th year of existence for the lineage group. The Yavapai Chapter of DAR performs many services to the communities in the quad cities area. They continue to honor our military, from the past, present, and future as one of their prime objectives. They send boxes filled with goodies, encouragement, hope and cheer to deployed female service members. During the Christmas holidays they participate at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital by giving gifts to both the men and women veterans living in the domiciliary. They honor deceased veterans with Wreaths Across America. Along with sponsoring 7 airline flights of 30 veterans each to Washington DC with Honor Flight AZ, they also provide scarfs, gloves, hats and magazines for these veterans.