The Garfield Camp will be meeting on December 13 at 10 am. The meeting will be at the Masonic Auditorium in Cleveland (3615 Euclid Ave.).
On Saturday November 15 Lakeview Cemetery is holding a ceremony at President Garfield’s Memorial. The ceremony begins at 2:00 pm. For more information please visit http://www.webcemeteries.com/lakeviewcemetery/events.asp.
Below are some photographs from recent Garfield Camp events. Special thanks to Pete Hritsko for the photographs.
Garfield Camp members at Lawnfield, July 2014
SUVCW National Officers at the 2014 National Encampment
Including Garfield Camp members Ken Freshley (Past National Commander-in-Chief)
and Pete Hritsko (National GAR Highway Officer)
Garfield Camp members at the Columbia Station
Blockhouse, September 13, 2014
Headstone Dedication for Private John Spencer,
LaGrange, September 27, 2014
(L-Bill Kennedy, Tim Graham, Ken Freshley, Pete Hritsko,
Jon Silvis, Alex Rankine, Rev. Jerome Lukachinsky)
Additional photographs of the dedication ceremony are available at http://www.ohionavalbrigade.org/gallery/index.php/.
Members of the Garfield Camp joined the A. C. Voris Camp to march in Peninsula’s and Boston Township’s Memorial Day Parades. Special thanks to Carol Huff and Judy Hritsko for the photographs!
Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War at Cedar Grove Cemetery’s Civil War Monument in Peninsula. Left to right-Paul Huff, Mark Britton, Karl Johnson, Jon Silvis, Dr. Frederick Marquinez, Samuel Elias, Peter Hritsko, Gage Georgeff and Tim Graham. The Monument was donated to Boston Township in 1889 by Civil War Veteran and Ohio Department Commander, Arthur L. Conger.
The Garfield Camp would like to welcome Gary Bailey to the camp. Gary’s great-great-grandfather, William W. Loveland, served as a private in Co. E of the 23rd New Jersey Infantry.
The Garfield Camp held its annual meeting on December 14 at the Masonic Hall in Cleveland.
Brother David Britton was presented with the Past Commander’s Badge from Camp Commander Tim Daley. Brother Britton has served as the Camp Treasurer for the last 10 years.
Brother Britton is congratulated by his son, Mark.
Camp Commander Tim Daley (center) with the Camp’s two newest members who were initiated into the Camp, Robert E. Lee Waffler (left) and Robert Graham (right).
Brother Ken Freshley, National Commander in Chief of the Sons of the Union Veterans, installed the officers of the women’s auxiliary. From left, Lori Ivancic (Treasurer), Mary Louise Daley (Secretary), Janet Waffler (Vice President) and Sue Freshley (President).
The Garfield Camp would like to welcome Robert Waffler to the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War. Robert’s ancestor was William Oswalt, who served as a private in Co. H, 115th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Welcome to the camp Robert!
Congratulations to Brother Ken Freshley, the 2013-2014 Commander-in-Chief of the Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War. Ken was sworn in at the 2013 National Convention held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Ken has been a member of the Garfield Camp for more than 15 years and during that time has held a number of posts in the Garfield Camp, including Camp Commander. He has also served as the Commander of the Department of Ohio.
A testimonial luncheon will be held for Ken on October 19 at the Clintonville Women’s Club in Columbus. For more information please visit http://www.freshleys.net/testimonial.htm.
This past July members of the Garfield Camp helped to dedicate a new headstone for Private Pliny Kellogg, a Revolutionary War veteran buried in Lagrange.
Camp members also attended the reenactment at President Garfield’s home Lawnfield.