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.
Ted Prasse, President of the Cuyahoga County Soldiers and Sailors Monument Commission (left) and John Bourisseau.
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.
New member Dan Brady is initiated into the camp by Camp Commander Mark Britton.
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!)
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.
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).
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.
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!).
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
Judy and Pete Hritsko, Dept. of Ohio Senior Vice Commander and National and Dept. Of Ohio GAR Highway Officer
Pete Hritsko with Greg Zilka, the Mayor of Avon Lake
Pete Hritsko with Dennis Bring, the Mayor of Sheffield Lake
Pete Hritsko with Debbie Sutherland, the Mayor of Bay Village
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
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.
February 4, 2016
The Garfield Camp held its annual meeting on December 5, 2015 at the Masonic Hall in Cleveland. At the meeting the 2016 Camp Officers were installed by Department of Ohio Commander Shawn Cox.
2016 Camp Commander Mark Britton receives the Camp
Commander’s Badge from his father, Camp Treasurer Dave Britton.
New camp members were also initiated.
From left: 2015 Camp Commander Pete Hritsko; new members
Robert Cvetichad, John Hofstetter, Gilbert Sanow III, Scott Derr;
and Department of Ohio Commander Shawn Cox.
December 18, 2015
The Garfield Camp would like to welcome Scott Derr as a member. Scott’s ancestor, Private John H. Bullock, served in the 9th Ohio Independent Battery. Welcome to the camp Scott!