Pioneer Chapter is placing a World War I monument in Boise’s Veterans Memorial Park. The monument is a 6-foot-tall sandstone pillar, approximately 3’ wide. On the front face, the monument will have a replica of the WWI “Victory Medal” at the top, a brief inscription honoring Idaho’s men and women who served in the war, and an acknowledgment of the 100th anniversary of the Armistice ending the conflict. On the back of the pillar, Pioneer Chapter will have a DAR plaque commemorating the event, the presentation of the monument to the City of Boise and the date. The project will be completed all in one phase, culminating in a presentation/unveiling event on Veterans Day, November 11, 2018.
Elvina Moulton was Boise's first African American woman resident. She helped to found Boise's First Presbyterian Church, bought a house next to Boise's Mayor, and was known to the neighborhood children as "Aunt Viney." When she was laid to rest at Boise's Morris Hill cemetery, her grave was marked with a simple pauper's stone.
Pioneer Chapter wants to honor Ms. Moulton with a footstone that recognizes her place in Boise history. The stone is set to be placed in September 2018.
Fifth graders in Boise receive their first exposure to DAR's favorite founding document, the United States Constitution. Their studies, however, don't include the opportunity to read the Constitution in depth.
In celebration of Constitution Week and our commitment to promote civic education, this project's goal is to put a pocket copy of the Constitution and Declaration of Independence in the hands of every 5th grader, at no cost to our schools.
This pin is a limited edition exclusive! Crafted for DAR Daughters, the poppy is the time-honored symbol for remembering WWI Veterans, and says "DAR Remembers WWI" ... a perfect message as we approach the 100th Anniversary of the Armistice that ended The Great War.
The pin is 1 1/4" in size and is a beautiful, high quality piece.
All proceeds from this pin go directly to Pioneer chapter's WWI Memorial Project--finally giving Boise a long overdue memorial honoring Idaho's veterans of the 20th century's first world conflict.
For More Information, contact Janice Beller, Pioneer Chapter Regent.