Local DAR lays brick at Vietnam Era Veterans Memorial to promote historic preservation

The 86-year old Belle Passi Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution decided this year to contribute to historical preservation at a monument close to home.

They chose Canby's Vietnam Memorial, which sells bricks to raise funds to both maintain the monument and to honor groups and individuals.

The organization was established in Woodburn in 1934, but most of its members come from Canby, Wilsonville, Aurora and Woodburn.

The National Society of the DAR works to promote historic preservation, education and patriotism. The Oregon Daughters involve themselves in monument and historic home preservation through the state. However, this year, the Belle Passi Chapter decided to contribute close to home choosing the Vietnam Memorial to provide support for the memorial as well as all the Vietnam Veterans.

Members of the Belle Passi DAR that took part in the brick laying ceremony recently.

"American's veterans hold a sacred place in the hearts of all DAR members, and many of our members have spouses [and fathers] who served in Vietnam. We are honored to be part of this moving tribute to our veterans," said Sammy Lackner, from the Belle Passi chapter in an email.

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