DAR to dedicate memorial marker
Published 12:00 am, Friday, September 18, 2015
Good Wife’s River Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, invites the public to attend a dedication ceremony at 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, for a Monument to the Memory of the Patriots of Middlesex Parish who suffered, fought and died during the War for Independence, 1775-1783.
The new marker will be at Veterans Memorial Circle in front of the Darien Town Hall, 2 Renshaw Road.
National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution Curator General, and former CTDAR State Regent Jennie May Rehnberg will represent the National Society DAR in Washington, D.C., and Connecticut DAR officers. Good Wife’s River Chapter Regent, Katherine Love, will serve as master of ceremonies.
This year marks the 125th anniversary of the founding of the National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution and the 55th anniversary of the local DAR Chapter.
This is the first marker endorsed by the NSDAR and erected in Darien by the Good Wife’s River Chapter. The dedication is planned to coincide with Constitution Week, Sept. 17-23.
The new marker was designed to match and enhance the existing monuments at Darien’s Veterans Circle, three large natural stones bearing bronze plaques displaying the names of those from Darien who died in all the country’s wars since the Civil War. The new Revolutionary War Marker will complete the Veterans’ Circle.
The Good Wife’s River Chapter DAR raised the total amount of the Patriot’s Memorial through fundraising from the local chapter, two donors from the National Society, a private foundation, company matching funds, and the Masonic Club of Darien. No public money was used.
DAR membership is open to any woman over age 18 who can trace her direct lineage to a Patriot whose fought or aided the cause of American Independence during the Revolutionary War.
For more information and applications, contact Karen K. Polett at 203-656-0857.