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DAR awards Medal of Honor to Carefree Vice-Mayor John Crane

CAVE CREEK — On October 25, 2021 The Black Mountain Foothills Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) awarded the DAR Medal of Honor to John Crane, Vice Mayor of Carefree, Arizona. The award ceremony was held on the Cave Creek Museum at 10:30 am, with a luncheon following at Tonto Bar & Grill in Cave Creek. Approximately 80 individuals have been in attendance, representing a range of native communities and DAR chapters.

The DAR Medal of Honor is probably the most prestigious honor awarded by the DAR. It is given to an grownup man or lady who’s a United States citizen by start and has proven extraordinary qualities of management, trustworthiness, service and patriotism

Numerous individuals beneficial Mr. Crane for this honor as a result of of his lengthy historical past of giving again to Carefree and different close by communities by means of his management and volunteerism. John spearheaded the creation of a Carefree Veteran’s Memorial, and in addition developed a Carefree Memorial Day remembrance occasion to honor those that died whereas serving our nation. His efforts have benefited not solely Carefree, but additionally different close by communities as nicely, together with Cave Creek and Desert Hills. The Black Mountain Foothills Chapter was happy to current this award to Vice Mayor Crane as a honest thanks for his management, help and contributions to the communities we reside in.

Mr. Crane grew up in rural New Jersey, attended Villanova University in Pennsylvania, and served within the U.S. Navy as a Nuclear educated submarine officer. He served on the quick assault submarine USS Parche (SSN-683) and deep submergence rescue automobile DSRV-2 Avalon, working all around the world. After leaving the Navy, he entered the sector of electronics and finally shaped his personal firm in a associated discipline, which he nonetheless runs as we speak.

“John’s gift is starting early to brainstorm possibilities.”, mentioned Barbara Hatch, of the Veteran’s Heritage Project, who has labored with him for ten years. “We are honored to present this award to John and thank him for his service to our country and our communities.”, mentioned Molly Zehnder, Regent of the Black Mountain Foothills DAR chapter.

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) is a ladies’s service group whose members can hint their lineage to a person who contributed to securing American independence through the Revolutionary War. Today’s DAR is dynamic and numerous, with over 185,000 members in 3,000 chapters within the United States and overseas. DAR members yearly present tens of millions of hours of volunteer service to their native communities throughout the nation and world. DAR chapters take part in tasks to promote historic preservation, training, and patriotism. Over a million members have joined the group since its founding in 1890.

If you have an interest in studying extra about DAR membership, please go to the Black Mountain Foothills Chapter web site [blackmtnfoothills.weebly.com].

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