TROY — The Piqua-Lewis Boyer Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) recently prepared and served breakfast for local veterans in Troy at the Masonic Lodge building. The monthly event is sponsored by the Miami Valley Veterans Museum. DAR members who served were Teri Okrutny, Jan Wise, Annette Stewart, Sue Wackler, Patty Kaplan, Dee Smith, Lora Larck, Susan Miracle, Debbie Miller, Carol DeHart and chair Becky Miller. This is a small token to give back to those who serve and have served for our freedom.
Special speaker was Robert Brundrett who served in Vietnam from 1972-1973 with the Navy Seabee’s. Robert has written a book titled “Vietnam On My Mind,” which may be purchased for $20 and if purchased through the Miami Valley Veterans Museum $5 goes toward the museum. The books can be purchased at the Miami Valley Veterans Museum as well as local book stores. For information about the veterans museum, call 332-8852 or go to their website at www.theyshallnotbeforgotten.org. Free coffee and doughnuts are offered the first Wednesday of the month for veterans. A display is also set up by the museum at The Mayflower in Troy this month.
For information about DAR go to the national website at www.dar.org or our state site at www.ohiodar.org. DAR members are women who come from diverse backgrounds and hold a variety of interests. Their common bond is their lineal descent from patriots of the American Revolution. Any woman, regardless of race, religion or ethnic background, who can prove this lineage is eligible to join. DAR members are women in our community who care about fostering good citizenship, want to honor our ancestors, are devoted to educating our youth and want to preserve our past for future generations.