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2009 National Encampment


Louisville, Kentucky

AUGUST 13 – 15, 2009


In conjunction with the Bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln’s Birth, The department of Kentucky Would like to invite all of our brothers and sisters in the Allied Orders to join us at the 2009 National Encampment in Louisville, Kentucky, August 13-15, 2009.
The newly renovated Crowne Plaza (formerly the Executive West) Hotel will be the site of the 2009 Encampment. Located in the Heart of Louisville. the Crowne Plaza is close to many points of interest around the city including:

Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom
Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center
Louisville Slugger Museum
Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby Museum
Frazier Arms Museum
J. B. Speed Art Museum
Louisville Zoo
Locust Grove, last home of George Rogers Clark Farmington, home of the Speed Family
The newest Lincoln Memorial Monument (to be dedicated April, 2009)

The Crowne Plaza is a Louisville hotel that delivers lifestyle enhancing services and features, that include world-class meeting space, high-speed internet, Willie's Gift Shop, airport shuttle, delightful dining and a lounge. Catch some rays on their sun deck, swim in their indoor/outdoor pool or get a full workout in their fitness facility. spacious 680 guest rooms and suites to make your stay all that more memorable. The Crowne Plaza combines old-fashioned Southern Hospitality with 21st Century conviences. And it’s just across the interstate from Louisville International Airport.
Call now for reservations at 800-626-2708 and make sure you Mention that you’re with the Allied Orders of the G.A.R. room rates are $91 a night.
Please note: There are only a limited number of rooms available at the  $91 rate and that rate is guaranteed only until July 14.  So, it is important to get your reservation in early.
Watch for more information to appear in up-coming issues of the Banner



The coming National Encampment of the Allied Orders of the G.A.R. will coincide with the commemoration of the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln’s birth. The Department of Kentucky, S.U.V.C.W. has ordered the striking of a numbered, limited edition, commemorative medal to mark this historic occasion.
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The coming National Encampment of the Allied Orders of the G.A.R. will coincide with the commemoration of the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln’s birth. The Department of Kentucky, S.U.V.C.W. has ordered the printing of a signed, numbered, limited edition, commemorative print to mark this historic occasion.
Drawn by renowned artist and Brother Dan Colon, each will be printed on 100% acid free, 80# cover weight, antique white paper. This finely detailed and thought provoking portrait of Lincoln captures the essence of a man, born of humble means, worn by years of war, who nobly held this Nation together. This will become an instant collectors item.
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Fort Duffield Camp #1 will offer 2 Lincolns For 2 Lincolns. We’ve paired a numbered (001), signed, matted and framed Lincoln portrait with a limited-edition, numbered (001) Lincoln Birth Bicentennial Medal for a prize drawing. A $10.00 chance (2 Lincolns) and in commemoration of Lincoln’s 200th birthday, only 200 chances will be sold, and only at the Encampment. Drawing will be held at the Allied Orders Banquet Saturday evening.


Pre-register at $7 per Brother, using the form provided. The fee helps defray the cost of the 2009 Encampment, Friday evening’s Campfire program with entertainment and Saturday evening’s hospitality room(s). Registration after July 29th, 2009 will be $10.



Thursday, Aug. 13th – 12 Noon to 5:00 PM: In celebration of the bicentennial of Lincoln’s birth, we will be hosting a Tour to the Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Shrine and the newly renovated Lincoln Museum in Hodgenville, KY. The tour will leave the hotel at 12:00 pm and return by 5:00 pm.
Seating is limited to the first 110 people.

Friday, Aug. 14th – 7:00 PM: Annual Campfire and Courtesy Hour – Speeches, greetings and entertainment, followed by friendly roasts, skits and gifts to honor the Commander-in-Chief and Auxiliary National President.

Saturday, Aug 15th - 7:00 AM : Sons of Veterans Reserve Breakfast— Hosted by the Commanding General, the breakfast buffet is open to all Brothers. The Sons of Veterans Reserve (SVR) breakfast will take place in the Louisville Crown Plaza Hotel at the 128th National Encampment of the SUVCW in Louisville, Kentucky. The cost of the breakfast will be $15.00 per person, ADVANCE RESERVATIONS AND PAYMENT REQUIRED, NO AT THE DOOR SALES WILL BE MADE, reservations must be received before 01 August 2009. For purposes of making final arrangements with the catering service at the Louisville Crown Plaza Hotel, it is critically important that reservations from those planning to attend be secured as soon as possible. Please let Colonel Donald E. Darby, Adjutant General, Sons of Veterans Reserve know of your planned attendance by using the SVR Breakfast Form. Uniforms are encouraged and wives, children and friends are welcome to attend.

Saturday, Aug 15th – 6:00 PM : Allied Orders Banquet Formal Evening meal and entertainment. Two entrée choices available.

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Comm. Medal Order Form | Encampment Program Ad Order Form | Encampment Tour | SVR Breakfast

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