Signal Hill NSDAR members plant Never Forget Garden at cemetery
Barrington-based Signal Hill Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, partnering with the Society of the Honor Guard of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in observing the 100th anniversary of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery, Washington, D.C., planted a Never Forget Garden.
The chapter's Patriot Project Chairwoman Shenan Constantino worked with Barrington's Evergreen Cemetery to lay the marker and plant a white tea rose named, JF Kennedy. Evergreen Cemetery donated the piece of land within the veterans' section and the chapter placed the marker and rose.
The Never Forget Garden and its significance were highlighted at the village of Barrington's Memorial Day Ceremony at Evergreen Cemetery Monday, May 30.
The marker reads: "This garden is a living tribute to all of America's veterans and their families. In silence and respect, this is a place to remember why millions of Americans have fought and died for our liberty and our freedom. Here, we renew our promise to fulfill America's sacred duty to never forget. Here, we renew our mutual pledge to support them with: 'Our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.'"
DAR chapters across the U.S. are planting Never Forget Gardens in their communities. As more gardens are planted, more American citizens will be reminded of the American servicemen and women across the decades who made the ultimate sacrifice.
For information, visit YouTube and search for Never Forget Garden Project.
The Signal Hill Chapter, NSDAR, was founded 50 years ago in Barrington, in 1972. NSDAR is a volunteer women's service organization headquartered in Washington, D.C.
Due to fundraising efforts throughout the year, the chapter contributes financially to several 501(c)(3) organizations whose missions support that of NSDAR: Historic preservation, education, patriotism, conservation and Native Americans.
Membership in NSDAR is open to any woman 18 and older who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution.
For information about the Barrington-based chapter, visit signalhilldar.com.