At the City of Hudson Memorial Day Ceremony by American Legion Post #184 and VFW Post #1314, the Hendrick Hudson Chapter, represented by Regent Virginia Martin, offered these remarks:
The Hendrick Hudson Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution is pleased and honored to take part in this solemn observance every year. Truly, this is one way that we keep our promises to “never forget.”
And truly we must never forget the women and men who gave their lives to protect our nation.
Indeed, the purposes of our National Society, and our local chapter, are to perpetuate the memory and the spirit of the women and men who achieved American Independence; and to promote the development of an enlightened public opinion; and to foster patriotic citizenship.
Our Society was founded in 1890, and our chapter was founded five years later, in 1895. In one sense, DAR focuses on women and men, of quite varied types of service, who, being committed to a common goal, contributed during the American Revolution. But the Society also works to recognize sacrifices, again directed toward a common goal, in all other wars. And there have been so many. Including of course those of this century.
Indeed, the National Society DAR, through its 3,000 chapters throughout the nation and internationally, has provided untold hours, and expertise, and labor to support service members during conflicts. And after their discharge, for those fortunate enough to come home to us.
We also make sure that we never forget those who did not come home. To us.
It is our honor to remember at this time those women and men who gave their lives during World War II.