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).
June 1, 2015
Garfield Camp and Ohio Naval Brigade members Jon Silvis and Pete Hritsko joined the A.C. Voris Camp at Peninsula’s Memorial Day Parade.
Special thanks to Paul and Carol Huff for the photographs.
May 10, 2015
Garfield Camp Members Ken Freshley (Past National Commander in Chief) and Pete Hritsko (Junior Vice Commander of the Department of Ohio) participated in the ceremony honoring President Lincoln at Lincoln’s Tomb in Springfield, Illinois on April 11.
February 25, 2015
The Garfield Camp would like to welcome Gary Porter to the camp. Gary’s great-great-grandfather, George Milton Rabbit, served as a private in the 1st West Virginia Light Artillery . He enlisted on August 30, 1862 and was honorably discharged on June 27, 1865. Welcome to the camp Gary!
January 24, 2015
Here are some photos from recent events (special thanks to Judy Hritsko for the photographs):
On January 10 the Department of Ohio held its mid-winter meeting at the Hardin County Court House in Kenton.
Department Commander and Past Camp Commander Tim Graham is standing while Department Junior Vice-Commander and Camp Commander Pete Hritsko sits against the far wall.
Here are also a couple of photos from the Garfield Camp’s Annual Meeting in December.
Camp Commander Pete Hritsko was sworn in by Past National Commander-in-Chief and Past Garfield Camp Commander Ken Freshley:
Camp Commander Pete Hritsko presented Cindy Zerkowski, President of the National Women’s Relief Corps, a donation: