A newly organized chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution met on December 19th to celebrate the Wreaths Across America ceremony at The Old Burying Ground at Byram Shore Road.
Each December, the National Wreaths Across America Day is conducted to honor our veterans from the Revolutionary War to present day conflicts, including laying wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery as well as 2,100 locations across the US and abroad.
We must remember that our veterans “come from all backgrounds in life to place those lives on the line for our freedoms.” Greenwich is fortunate to have many grave sites for our Revolutionary War soldiers as well as other veterans.
The Old Burying Ground includes the gravesites of two Revolutionary War veterans: Daniel Lyon, Sergeant, Capt. Abraham Mead’s Company, 9th Regiment and Daniel Sherwood, Private, 4th Co., 7th Continental Regiment.
These DAR members plan to formally submit this cemetery to be included in the National Wreaths Across America family of locations.
Joining the DAR members was First Selectman, Fred Camillo, members of the Byram Veteran’s Association and the Matthew Mead Branch of the Sons of the American Revolution.
The DAR, founded in 1890, is a non profit, non political volunteer women’s service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America’s future through better education for our children.
Anyone interested in becoming a charter member of this organizing chapter, please contact Jolene Mullen, State Chair, Chapter Development, CTDAR, at [email protected] who can assist with genealogical research.