Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War



The purpose of the National Committee on Americanization and Education of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (SUVCW) is to develop and implement programs that will encourage a greater awareness of citizenship, patriotism and American traditions with the goal of increasing participation in civic and patriotic activities among the Order and general population.


The activities of the National Committee on Americanization and Education should include the responsibilities listed below.
  1. Develop flag etiquette, patriotism, citizenship, Civil War, Memorial Day, American history, Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) history, and SUVCW history programs which may be provided to Departments and Camps for presentation to schools, patriotic and civic organizations and other such public gatherings.

  2. Prepare and submit articles to the Editor of the Banner on programs developed by the Committee and solicit ideas and suggestions from Departments and Camps regarding changes which can be made to improve the existing programs and on new programs.

  3. With the National Patriotic Instructor as chairman of the committee, work with the National Committee on Fraternal Relations and the other Allied Orders of the G.A.R. to develop and implement joint and/or concurrent patriotic programs.

  4. Prepare and submit an annual written report to the Commander-in-Chief and National Encampment on the activities of the committee.

Last Updated 2003

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