Bay Village DAR honors Vietnam veterans
The Daughters of the American Revolution has partnered 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."
Members of the Martha Devotion Huntington Chapter DAR in Bay Village observed a moment of silence or said a silent prayer at 8 a.m. on March 29. That was the day that Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Robert A. McDonald, asked that Commemoration Partners plan a special observance.
At the chapter's request, Bay Village Mayor Debbie Sutherland issued a proclamation to make March 29 "Welcome Home Vietnam Veteran's Day in Bay Village." Chapter Chairman Mary Kay Wilson posted the proclamation on Facebook and got over 150 "likes, comments and shares."
The Daughters of the American Revolution have proven lineal descent from a Patriot who served in the American Revolutionary War. For membership information, contact Doris Gorgas, firstname.lastname@example.org.