The Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War exists to:

  • Perpetuate the memory of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) and of the men who saved the Union in 1861 to 1865; 
  • Assist in every practicable way in the preservation and making available for research of documents and records pertaining to the Grand Army of the Republic and its members 
  • Cooperate in doing honor to all those who have patriotically served our country in any war 
  • Teach patriotism and the duties of citizenship, the true history of our country, and the love and honor of our flag. 
  • Oppose every tendency or movement that would weaken loyalty to, or make for the destruction or impairment of, our constitutional Union and 
  • Inculcate and broadly sustain the American principles of representative government, of equal rights, and of impartial justice for all.

Our many activities and projects include:

  • Through our Graves Registration Committee, we seek out the graves of Union soldiers, Sailors, and Marines
  • Damaged headstones on known graves are replaced; 
  • We observe the care and upkeep of Civil War Monuments and Memorials, and notify the proper authorities of any failure to do so. 
  • Along with other Veteran and Patriotic organizations we participate in ceremonies and parades to honor the men and women who have served in the United States Military, placing special emphasis on those who have sacrificed their life or limbs in the service of their Country. 
  • We also promote the study and preservation of the history of the Union troops of 1861-1865 and assist members in researching their ancestors' participation in the War of the Rebellion.

We do this by continuing the rituals, traditions and services of the Grand Army of the Republic.

These include:

  • The proper observance of Memorial Day; 
  • Allegiance to the Government of the United States of America; 
  • The teaching and encouragement of Patriotism and love of Country;

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