Sons of Union Veterans of The Civil War
Office of the Commander-in-Chief
LEO F KENNEDY
43 BEVERLY CIRCLE
GREENVILLE , RHODE ISLAND 02828
General Order #10
28 April 2010
- I offer my congratulations to the Col. George L. Willard Camp 154 of the Department of New York on their 110th anniversary on the 25th of December, 2009.
- Effective March, 2010, Brother Raymond W LeMay III is appointed a Chair of the Canadian Union Veterans Recognition Monument Committee.
- As Mothers Day approaches, I ask that we re-new a practice followed by the GAR in the early 1900s. In General Orders written by Samuel R. VanSant, Commander-in-Chief of the GAR in 1910, he said, “Who knows better than the members of our order the suffering and sacrifices made by the mothers of ’61 to ’65, and who of us can forget their devotion to the country and the cause for which we fought.” Please join me in honoring our mothers. Let us all adopt the task of wearing a white carnation on Mother’s Day, following the GAR who adopted this to support the enactment of Mothers Day and to honor their mothers.
My thanks to Brother Mark Hale, Kennesaw Mountain Camp 3, Dept of GA and SC for bring this practice to light 100 years later.
Ordered this 28th Day of April, 2010.
Leo F. Kennedy
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
National Order, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
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