Daughters of the American Revolution to hold World War I remembrance
The Champoeg Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, along with the help of others, is planning a "World War One Centennial" remembrance. The event is set for April 6 at 12:30 p.m. at the Pleasant View Cemetery, 14250 S.W. Westfall Road in Sherwood.
The work of the local chapter on the event is in conjunction with the National Society and the United States World War One Centennial Commission.
Our society is encouraging that ceremonies be held at cemeteries and memorial to remember America's involvement in what is often called the "Great War."
Marking the 100th anniversary of President Woodrow Wilson's declaration of war, a gathering will take place at the granite headstone and flag pole in the cemetery where there are 37 known WWI veterans buried in this cemetery one of whom is a woman.
Helping Champoeg Chapter with this event will be Eagle Scout and 2016 National Youth Service for Veterans NSDAR winner Dawson Durig as well as Media Relations, Public and Government Affairs Counsel Greg Leo and Ken Buckles of Remembering American's Heroes.
Buckles' Uncle Frank was the last WWI veteran who died in 2011 and a recipient of the Victory Medal.
Also, Charlotte Lehan, Wilsonville City Council member and Pleasant View Cemetery webmaster, will be joining us to speak on the work at the cemetery.
Planned also is a placing of a wreath and the poem "Flanders Field" to be read.
The membership of the DAR's Champoeg Chapter invite the public to join us on this special day, which will be held rain or shine.
Meanwhile, if someone is unable to stand for this event, please plan to provide your own chair.
Membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution is open to women who are at least 18 years old and who can prove lineage to the American Revolution.
-- Submitted by Jan Burrows, Champoeg Regent