March Meeting

February 18, 2017

The Garfield Camp is meeting March 11 at 10 am at Perkins Restaurant (1503 Traveler’s Pointe, Avon, OH 44011).

February Meeting

January 25, 2017

The Garfield Camp is meeting February 11 at 10 am at Perkins Restaurant (1503 Traveler’s Pointe, Avon, OH 44011).

Photos From Recent Events

December 18, 2016

In November the Camp met at the Chagrin Falls Historical Society.  John Bourisseau, President of the Chagrin Falls Historical Society, spoke about the Civil War monument in Evergreen Cemetery in Chagrin Falls.

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Ted Prasse, President of the Cuyahoga County Soldiers and Sailors Monument Commission (left) and John Bourisseau.

 

Civil War Monument at Evergreen Cemetery.

Civil War Monument at Evergreen Cemetery.

 

In December the Camp met at the Masonic Auditorium in Cleveland.  The 2017 Camp officers and Auxiliary officers were installed.  New members were also initiated.

Cindy Hilliard, President of the Department of Ohio, Auxiliary to the Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War (left) and Sue Freshley, President of the Auxiliary to the Garfield Camp.

Cindy Hilliard, President of the Department of Ohio, Auxiliary to the Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War (left) and Sue Freshley, President of the Auxiliary to the Garfield Camp.

 

New member Dan Brady is initiated into the camp by Camp Commander Mark Britton.

New member Dan Brady is initiated into the camp by Camp Commander Mark Britton.

 

Oakwood Cemetery Ceremony

November 12, 2016

On October 29 members of the James A. Garfield Camp assisted the A.C. Voris Camp with a ceremony celebrating the 150th Anniversary of Oakwood Cemetery’s Civil War monument.  This monument honors the 29 men from Cuyahoga Falls who died during the war (special thanks to Paul Huff of the A.C. Voris Camp for the photo!)

 

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From Left: Ted Dudra, Mark Britton, Harold George, Gerald Payn, Paul Huff, Tom Vince, Chris Gunvalsen, Ken Freshley, The Reverend Jerome Lukachinsky, Gage Georgeff and Jon Silvis.

Upcoming Events

October 16, 2016
  • October 29: Ceremony at 10 am commemorating the 150th Anniversary of Oakwood Cemetery’s Civil War monument in Cuyahoga Falls (2420 Oakwood Drive, Cuyahoga Falls).
  • November 5: Dedication of historical marker at 11 am honoring General Quincy Gillmore  at Lakeview Park in Lorain, Ohio (1800 West Erie Ave., Lorain). 
  • November 12: Meeting at the Chagrin Falls Historical Society Building at 10 am (87 East Washington, Chagrin Falls)
  • November 19: Ceremony honoring President Garfield at 2 pm at Lakeview Cemetery (12316 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106)
  • December 3: Annual Meeting at 10 am at the Cleveland Masonic Auditorium

 

September and October Meetings

August 13, 2016

The Garfield Camp will be meeting September 10 at 10 am at the Brunswick Library (33649 Center Rd., Brunswick, OH 44212).

In October, the Camp will meet October 8 at 10 am at the Fairview Park Library (21255 Lorain Rd., Fairview Park, OH 44126).

 

 

Welcome to the Camp Daniel Brady and Robert Stofko!

July 18, 2016

The Garfield Camp would like to welcome Daniel Brady and Robert Stofko to the camp!  Daniel’s great-great-grandfather, Peter Brady, served as a private in Company A of the 3rd New Jersey Infantry.  Robert’s great-grandfather, Lemuel Stillions, was in the 97th Ohio Infantry, serving as a private in Company A.

GAR Highway Sign Rededication Ceremonies

June 15, 2016

On May 21 members of the Garfield Camp participated in ceremonies to rededicate GAR Highway signs on Route 6 in Avon Lake, Sheffield Lake and Bay Village (special thanks to Paul Huff of the A.C. Voris Camp for the photographs!).

 

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From left: Garfield Camp officers Jon Silvis, Tim Graham, Bill Stark,  Pete Hritsko,

Ken Freshley, Mark Britton, Dept. of Ohio Commander Shawn Cox and

Dept. of Ohio Junior Vice Commander James Crane

 

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Judy and Pete Hritsko, Dept. of Ohio Senior Vice Commander and National and Dept. Of Ohio GAR Highway Officer

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Pete Hritsko with Dennis Bring, the Mayor of Sheffield Lake

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Pete Hritsko with Debbie Sutherland, the Mayor of Bay Village

Memorial Day Events

May 18, 2016

James A. Garfield Camp members will be attending the following events on Memorial Day, May 30:

Woodland Cemetery Ceremony (6901 Woodland Avenue, Cleveland), 10 am

Chagrin Falls Parade, 10 am

Lakeview Cemetery Ceremony (12316 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland), 10:30 am

Cuyahoga County Soldiers and Sailors Monument Ceremony (Public Square in downtown Cleveland), 1:30 pm

 

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Welcome Newest Members!

February 26, 2016

The Garfield Camp would like to welcome Marcellus Gilreath and Hugh Roberts to the Camp!  Marcellus’s great-greatgrandfather was Benjamin Perry Gilreath who served in Company A of the 1st Tennessee Scouts and Guides.  Hugh’s great-greatgrandfather, William Dickerhoof, served as a musician in Company E of the 61st Ohio Volunteer Infantry.