Connecticut DAR chapters participate in many activities promoting patriotism. Here are a few examples:
Trumbull-Porter Chapter, NSDAR, in Watertown recently received a Department of Defense award from the Vietnam War Commemoration Committee. The award was given in appreciation for her chapter’s efforts to honor Vietnam War Veterans and their families at a very special chapter dinner held in their honor.
At a recent Mary Wooster Chapter, NSDAR, meeting in Danbury, Connecticut, members tied together bundles of Christmas cards with stamped envelopes and a thank you card. The bundles were sent to wounded, ill, or injured veterans at VA hospitals for their use during the holiday season.
The chapter's DAR Service to Veterans Committee chair is all packed up and ready to drive a car brimming with donations from the Good Wife’s River Chapter, NSDAR, in Darien, Connecticut, to the Veterans Association Hospital in West Haven.
In early December, many Connecticut DAR chapters participate in the Wreaths Across America program or a similar program in their community. They gather with fellow citizens to place holiday wreaths on veterans’ graves in local cemeteries. Many members also help with wreath clean-up in the frigid temperatures of January.
A DAR member plays in the Company of Fifers & Drummers during a memorial service for a longtime member of their company. The group also plays at many commemorative events keeping the spirit of the American Revolutionary War alive for all who hear them perform.