1. NOTICE OF NATIONAL ENCAMPMENT-- All Brothers are notified that the 112th annual Encampment of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (SUVCW) will be held in Indianapolis, Indiana from 20-21 August 1999. The Encampment will be held at the Adams Mark Hotel, 2544 Executive Drive, Indianapolis, Indiana 46241 with a joint memorial service on 19 Aug 99. Please consult the Banner for details.
2. COMMEMORATION OF THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FINAL ENCAMPMENT OF THE GAR-- All Brothers encouraged to participate in the SUVCW events commemorating the final encampment of the GAR in 1949. The events include wreathlaying by national heads of the Allied Orders at Monument Circle in Indianapolis, a tour of the Veterans War Memorial and a commemorative banquet at the Indiana Roof Ballroom. A 50th anniversary badge will be given to each participant. Make your reservations for the banquet using the form in the Banner. If you plan to use the free bus service to and from the commemorative events on 19 August 1999, make your plan known to Ed Krieser at 1999 Encampment Committee, Box 65, Valpariaso, Indiana 46385. This will assure that an adequate number of buses an be scheduled. 3. I urge all Brothers of the Order and Sisters of the Allied Orders to attend these special events to honor the last meeting of the boys in blue.
By Order of
Andrew M. Johnson