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
April 5, 2016
The Garfield Camp meeting scheduled for April 9 at the Chagrin Falls Public Library has been cancelled.
February 26, 2016
The Garfield Camp is meeting March 12 at 10 am at the Solon Public Library (34125 Portz Parkway, 44139).
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.
January 15, 2016
The Garfield Camp is meeting February 13 at 10 am at the Strongsville Library (18700 Westwood Drive, 44136).
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!
December 12, 2015
The Garfield Camp would like to welcome John Hofstetter to the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War. John’s Great-Great Grandfather Milton Holder served as a private in Company G of the 58th Indiana Volunteer Infantry. John’s Great-Great-Great Grandfather Isaac L. Skinner served as a musician in Company D of the 23rd Illinois Volunteer Infantry and his Great-Great-Great Grandfather David Furnas served in Company I of the 85th Indiana Volunteer Infantry as a sergeant and later served as Quartermaster Sergeant of the regiment.
Welcome to the Camp, John!
September 26, 2015
The Garfield Camp would like to welcome its newest member, Bob Cvetichan. Bob’s great-great-great grandfather, Private Stephen Gorrell, served in Company H of the 3rd West Virginia Cavalry.
August 2, 2015
On June 20 a new sign was dedicated in Lorain commemorating US Route 6: The Grand Army of the Republic Highway.
Ohio Department Senior Vice Commander and Garfield Camp Commander Pete Hritsko speaking at the dedication (Special Thanks to Paul Huff of the A.C. Voris Camp for the photo). Commander Hritsko also serves as the National and Ohio Department GAR Highway Officer.
Pete Hritsko (L) and Lorain Mayor Chase Ritenauer (Special Thanks to Pete Hritsko for the photo).
Samuel Elias of the Alvin C. Voris Camp (L) and Jon Silvis of the James A. Garfield Camp (Special Thanks to Paul Huff for the photo).
Front L-R: Mary Louise Daley of Eliza Garfield Auxiliary; Cindy Zerkowski, National President of the National Woman’s Relief Corps (WRC); Pete Hritsko; Cindy Norton, Past National President of the WRC; Judy Hritsko, Eliza Garfield Auxiliary President; Fr. Jerome Lukachinsky, Chaplain of James A. Garfield Camp; Jane Baran, Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic; Sandy Prosak, Dept of Ohio Auxiliary SUVCW.
Back L-R: Tim Daley, PCC of the Garfield Camp; Warren Doyle, Tim Graham (PDC of Ohio) & Jon Silvis (PDC of Ohio) all from the James A. Garfield
Camp & Ohio Naval Brigade; Samuel Elias of the Alvin C. Voris Camp (Special Thanks to Pete Hritsko for the photo).