The local chapter of the National Daughters of the American Revolution will dedicate the grave of Brittain Skinner as a Revolutionary War patriot. The ceremony will take place Saturday, Oct. 17 i
n the Novi Cemetery.
The Sarah Ann Cochrane Chapter, NSDAR is asking the community for any familial information in hopes of discovering bloodline relatives. If possible, relatives will attend the ceremony. Such information is being accepted by Darci McIntosh, Chapter Regent, 734.306.4830.
A chapter genealogist, Judith Krupa, researched and the national society validated Mr. Skinner as a person who aided in the fight for this country’s independence. The 1934 DAR ritual will be performed reverently by the Sarah Ann Cochrane Chapter, Regent and the Chapter Chaplain, Michelle Thurman. Members of the Michigan Society Sons of the American Revolution and the Michigan Society Children of the American Revolution will join in commemorating Mr. Skinner. The DAR grave marker will be placed on Mr. Skinner’s gravestone.
The public is welcomed to attend the ceremony.
The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in 1890 to promote historic preservation, education and patriotism. Its members are descended from the patriots who won American independence during the Revolutionary War. With more than 185,000 members in approximately 3,000 chapters worldwide, DAR is one of the world's largest and most active service organizations. DAR members are committed to volunteer service having served more than 12.5 million hours in communities throughout the world during the past three years. To learn more about the work of today's DAR, visit DAR.org or connect with DAR on social media at facebook.com/TodaysDAR, twitter.com/TodaysDAR and youtube.com/TodaysDAR.