Vietnam veterans honored by DAR

Published 9:53 am Wednesday, January 25, 2017

The Red Hill Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) of Brookneal presented a program at the Jan. 17 meeting of the Charlotte County Grays No. 1964, Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) at Sheldon’s Restaurant in Keysville.  

“The DAR chapter has joined with the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration as a local commemorative partner for the purpose of recognizing and honoring United States Military Veterans who served during the Vietnam War,” DAR leaders said in a press release.  

Living United States veterans who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces at any time during the period of Nov. 1, 1955-May 15, 1975, regardless of location, are eligible to receive a special lapel pin from the Vietnam War 50th committee, according to the release.  

“Sharon Crockett, regent of the Red Hill Chapter, assisted by Patt Graves, past regent, presented each Vietnam veteran with the special lapel pin with remarks that reflected the nation’s thanks for their service and sacrifice,” leaders said in the release. Seventeen veterans received the “Lasting Memento of the Nation’s Thanks” pin.  

Cmdr. Ron Graves, of the Charlotte County Grays, thanked the ladies for the program and invited them to return.