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Wednesday, December 17, 2014
New Chapter of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War forming in Eastern Washington
We are pleased to share with you the news that the Brothers (members) of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (SUVCW) have been authorized to form a Camp (local chapter) in Eastern Washington.
The Camp will be officially headquartered in Kennewick, Washington and will be known as Fort Walla Walla Camp No. 3. The Camp will serve all 20 counties of Eastern Washington.
The SUVCW was established by the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) in 1881 as their male auxiliary, and is their legal heir and representative today.
We invite you, any of your family members, friends, and/or acquaintances who reside in Eastern Washington (Zip Codes: 986xx (Klickitat County), 988xx, 989xx, 990xx, 991xx, 992xx, 993xx & 994xx), and is a male descendent (son, grandson, great grandson, nephew, grand nephew, great grand nephew, etc.) of a Union soldier, sailor, marine or Revenue Cutter serviceman to become a Charter Member of the new Camp.
They plan to file their final paperwork with our National organization by the end of February. Once the final paperwork is submitted, no one can be added as a Charter Member. Don't miss this opportunity!
Attached is a PDF version of this announcement and an information flyer for background information.
Loran Bures, PCC
National Camp-at-Large and Department Organizer Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
Legal heir to and representative of the Grand Army of the Republic