Daughters of the American Revolution place flags on vets' graves

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Battle Ground -- The Fort Vancouver Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution honored the sacrifices of veterans Nov. 9 by placing U.S. flags on their graves. Members of the service organization visit cemeteries every year for the ritual. This month, eight of the group's 107 members placed 31 flags at Crawford Cemetery in Battle Ground and 111 at Brush Prairie Cemetery. Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in 1890 with the mission of promoting patriotism and preserving American history. Its motto is, "God, Home and Country." Membership is limited to women 18 and older who can prove they descended from a "patriot of the American Revolution." For more on the Fort Vancouver chapter, visit www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wafvcdar.