SONS OF VETERANS RESERVE
GENERAL AND SPECIAL ORDERS
2020

Sons of Veterans Reserve

SVR General Order 2021-01

28 April 2021

1. It is with great regret that the Commanding General sons of Veterans Reserve honors the request of Brig. General Henry E. Shaw Jr., Deputy Commander Sons of Veterans Reserve, to be relieved of his Gettysburg Remembrance Day duties. Brig. General Shaw has performed these duties in an outstanding manner and with great dedication and proficiency for over a decade.

2. Ensign Ken L. Freshley, PCinC, is assigned responsibility for planning, organizing, and coordinating the activities necessary to conduct the Gettysburg Remembrance Day ceremony at the Grand Army of the Republic Memorial (Woolson Monument).

3. Major David K. Hann, Sons of Veterans Reserve Provost Marshal, is assigned responsibility for planning, organizing, and coordinating the activities necessary to conduct the Gettysburg Remembrance Day Military Parade,

4. Colonel Stephen A. Michaels, PCinC, Sons of Veterans Reserve Inspector General, is assigned responsibility for planning, organizing, and coordinating the activities necessary to conduct the Gettysburg Remembrance Day Original Military Ball.



Robert E. Grim
Major General, SVR
Commanding


Attested
Donald E. Darby
Colonel, SVR
Adjutant General


GENERAL ORDER 2021-02

Sons of Veterans Reserve

GENERAL ORDER 2021-02

20 May 2021

1. This Order prescribes the rules for participation in the Annual Sons of Veterans Reserve Remembrance Day Parade held in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. This Order revokes General Order 2012-15 issued 16 September 2012 and all previous SVR Orders governing the Remembrance Day Parade; except SVR General Order 2013-9 dated 23 November 2013.

2. All persons participating in the annual Remembrance Day Parade will be dressed in American Civil War era attire or Grand Army of the Republic uniform. Military uniforms worn will be either Union or Confederate military originals or reproductions or Grand Army of the Republic originals or reproductions. Civilian attire of the mid 1800's is acceptable. Footwear must be appropriate for the Civil War era uniform or dress authorized by this Order. Parade participants may not wear sandals, sneakers and similar modern-day footwear. Only the following will be permitted to march in the annual Remembrance Day Parade in modern business suit or dress attire with the badge of their Order affixed. Brothers of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, Sisters of the Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War, Sisters of the Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic, Sisters of the Auxiliary to the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, Members of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States, Members of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, Members of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Members of the Order of Stars and Bars, and Members of the Order of Confederate Rose.

3. No unit participating in the annual Remembrance Day Parade shall stop in the line of march and allow another unit to enter unless specifically directed to do so by one of the Parade Marshals.

4. Any Unit may be removed or rejected from participating in the annual Remembrance Day Parade at the discretion of the Parade Marshal and/ or the Deputy Commander of the Sons of Veterans Reserve.

5. No one participating in the parade may ride in or on or operate a motorized vehicle or conveyance except police and emergency vehicles necessary to secure the safety of parade participants. This includes such items as scooters, rascals etc.

6. Horse trailers will be required to park in specified areas for the staging of the Remembrance Day Parade. Horse trailers found in other locations will be reported to the proper authorities for prosecution and/or towing.

7. No. float shall be permitted in the annual Remembrance Day Parade. 8. All wheeled conveyances being pulled by draft animals shall be required to have affixed a diaper for the draft animal pulling them.

9. All participants in the Remembrance Day Parade that are mounted or riding in the animal drawn conveyance will be required to clean up and properly dispose of all manure left by their animal over the course of the formation and duration of the parade as well as in the area around their horse trailer. Animals shall not be permitted on any of the sidewalks or grassy areas of the mustering location.

10. Caps, powder, ammunition, explosive or incendiary devices shall not be carried by any of the participants in the Remembrance Day Parade.

11. All persons participating in the annual Remembrance Day Parade will form at the locations designated by the Parade Marshal. There will be no exceptions to this.

12. All Parade Banners must be approved by the Parade Provost Marshal.

13. All flags in the parade must be of the Civil war period with the exception of flags used by the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War; Sons of Veterans Reserve; the Allied Orders; MOLLUS; SCV; MOSB and the UDC.

14. At least one representative from each unit or organization participating in the parade should attend the parade briefing held at 9:30 a.m. at the Sons of Veterans Reserve Headquarters hotel.

15. Any group or individual failing to obey the orders of the Provost Marshals will be subject to removal from the parade by the police. All provost marshals wear a yellow arm band issued by the Sons of Veterans Reserve.

16. If a parade participant feels threatened by a spectator, protestors, or parade participant they should notify a parade provost marshal or police officer. DO NOT TAKE MATTERS INTO YOUR OWN HANDS.

17. The use of drugs or alcohol by parade participants is prohibited. Violators will be removed from the parade by police.

18. Only one person portraying President Abraham Lincoln is permitted in the parade. That person is the individual authorized by the Sons of Veterans Reserve. Anyone dressed as President Lincoln who has not been authorized by the Sons of Veterans Reserve will be removed from the parade.

19. Only those persons designated by the Commanding General of the Sons of Veterans Reserve shall be permitted at the SVR parade reviewing area.



Robert E. Grim
Major General, SVR
Commanding


Attested
Donald E. Darby
Colonel, SVR
Adjutant General


GENERAL ORDER 2021-03

Sons of Veterans Reserve

1 July 2021

1. Effective this date, the Commanding General of the Sons of Veterans Reserve (SVR) accepts the resignation and transfer to the Inactive Reserve of Lt. Colonel Michael A. Paquette.

2. The Commanding General wishes thank Lt. Colonel Paquette for his service to the SVR over the years and especially his service as District Commander for the 2nd Military District.

3. 1st Lt. Kevin L. Martin has been nominated and appointed as the new 2nd Military District Commander, SVR.

4. 1st Lt. Martin is hereby promoted to the rank of Major, SVR to serve as such until 18 November 2025 or until relieved.

5. Command contact information is : Major Kevin L. Martin, 8209 Skipwith Dr., Frederick, MD 21702, Phone 301-682-7336 email: martinkrt@comcast.net

6. Major Martin will announce his staff in the near term.



Robert E. Grim
Major General, SVR
Commanding


Attested
Donald E. Darby
Colonel, SVR
Adjutant General


GENERAL ORDER 2021-04

Sons of Veterans Reserve

31 August 2021

1. Effective this date, the Commanding General of the Sons of Veterans Reserve (SVR), pursuant to Article II, Section 7 of the SVR Regulations, establishes the position of Assistant National Chaplain to serve as a member of the SVR National Headquarters Staff.

2. Cameron J. Lowery is appointed SVR Assistant National Chaplain effective this date.

3. Cameron J. Lower, as Assistant National Chaplain, is commissioned a SVR Second Lieutenant effective 31 August 2021 to serve as such until 16 November 2024 or until relieved



Robert E. Grim
Major General, SVR
Commanding


Attested
Donald E. Darby
Colonel, SVR
Adjutant General


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