Daughters of the American Revolution looking at Vail chapter
The Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in 1890 with the simple mission of promoting historic preservation, education and patriotism.
The nonprofit, nonpolitical women’s service organization has more than 185,000 members in 3,000 chapters across the world, and here in Colorado there are 45 chapters, with a possible 46th coming to the Vail Valley.
The Daughters of the American Revolution national society would like to hear from women in the Vail Valley about interest in forming a chapter in this area. There will be two meetings at the Avon Public Library and Vail Public Library on Saturday. Contact Allie Golon, state organizing secretary, for more information at agolon DAR@gmail.com.
Any woman 18 years or older, regardless of race, religion or ethnic background, who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolutions is eligible for membership. The term “patriot” includes someone who contributed to the success of the Revolution, no only someone who fought in the war.
The Daughters of the American Revolution support active duty military and veterans. Over the years, the organization has given millions of dollars to support the military.
Opportunities in the organization include supporting local, state and national communities. The Daughters of the American Revolution are preparing for the major celebration coming in 2023 — our country’s 250th anniversary.
For more information, visit http://www.DAR.org.
Paul Cuthbertson, a lifelong local of Eagle and Summit counties, died while skiing up to the Polar Star Inn to meet some friends for a celebration of his 21st birthday on Friday night.