The annual RoeblingFest took place on Sat. Jun 17 at Covington, KY. The Camp had a table with recruiting material and was there to answer questions about the Sons, the Civil War, and Civil War ancestry.
On Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, 2017, The Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (SUVCW), the 6TH Ohio Volunteer Infantry and the Sister Anthony O’Connell Auxiliary to the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (ASUVCW), presented their annual Memorial Day commemoration service in the Civil War section at the beautiful, historic Spring Grove Cemetery in Cincinnati. This year’s special guest speaker was Colonel Benjamin Bigelow, Deputy Division Commander, Great Lakes and Ohio River Division.
As people across the country enjoyed picnics, visited beaches and spent time with family, the SUVCW, 6th OVI, and ASUVCW enjoyed the opportunity to remind Americans that there is a far more significant meaning to Memorial Day that should not be forgotten. Memorial Day is a time to publicly show our respect for those who have lost their lives in defense of our country and to keep alive the memory of their sacrifices. Each year on Memorial Day weekend, Spring Grove Cemetery pays tribute to all interred veterans with 5 days of activities. Our program drew well over 300 people along with TV coverage.
Come join us next year on Memorial Day!
-Dennis M. Brown, Past Camp Commander
The annual U.S. Grant Birthday Celebration took place on Sat. April 29 at Pt. Pleasant, OH. The Camp has a table with recruiting material and is always there to answer questions about the Sons, the Civil War, and Civil War ancestry. The event started 10am and once the weather cleared up it was a beautiful afternoon.
U. S. Grant’s birth place is located on US 52 east of New Richmond. It is a basic one room house, as seen below. It is a neat place to visit. If you have never been there, it is something that you must do. Richard Davis, Jim Houston, Kerry Landon, Bill West and Woody Cook were all there to answer any questions. Woody had part of his Civil War collection out and available for viewing.