Old Concord Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution. Left to right: Lynn Umina, Catherine Bowen, Concord Veterans Service Officer Dick Krug, Alice Galinat, Regent Janine Penfield, Lee Fight (back), Cheryl Petersen, Debbie Vardaro (back), Kristina Joyce and Jackie Beaudoin. Courtesy photo

DAR places poppies for Veterans Day 

November 30, 2023

The Old Concord Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution placed a red poppy wreath at the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery flagpole as part of Concord’s Veterans Day Ceremony. The red poppies have become a symbol of the sacrifice those in battle make, as memorialized in John McCrae’s poem, “In Flanders Fields”. 

Annually, OCC supports veterans by conducting a chapter clothing drive for items requested by the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital. Daughters go shopping and bring donations for requested items to the hospital’s volunteer office and to the veterans transitional housing program. The OCC also has card drives for hospitalized veterans.  

Additionally, Old Concord members participate in the Operation Delta Dog Walk and Wag fundraiser. Operation Delta Dog rescues shelter dogs to train as service dogs for veterans. 

The OCC NSDAR is a volunteer non-profit and non-partisan women’s service organization promoting historic preservation, education, patriotism, and outreach in the community.  

OCC covers the towns of Concord, Carlisle, Stow, Maynard, Acton, Boxborough and Littleton and welcomes members from other locations to be part of the Old Concord Chapter. For more information, visit the Old Concord Chapter website: www.oldconcorddar.org