To all who plan on attending the breakfast, please use the registration form provided here. Please note the cut off date, and we all look forward to seeing you in Gettysburg.
A total of 21 amendments to the Constitution and Regulations were made by the National Encampment this past August. While the C&R is being updated, we are publishing these amendments here on the website for all to peruse until such time that the new C&R document is made available.
The National Officers and Committees listing is now uploaded and accessible on the Governance and Forms page. Thank you to everyone who has worked so hard over the past week to make sure that the information contained is the most current. If, while reviewing the listing, you find something in error, please direct your update to the National Webmaster or the National Chief of Staff.
It is with deep sadness that we report the passing of Real Son Harold A. Becker on August 7, 2016 in Grand Rapids Michigan. He was 99 years old. Br. Becker was a member of the Gen. John A. Logan Camp, No. 1 (Grand Rapids, MI) SUVCW. He was known to be the last known son of a Civil War Soldier in Michigan.
According to Commander-in-Chief’s General Order No. 29, we will drape all Charters and membership badges in black for a period of 30 days.
According to our records, there are only 5 remaining Real Sons left.
(photo courtesy Bruce Butgereit)
Please be advised that the SUVCW graves registration database is undergoing system maintenance and will be up and functional again soon. In the meantime, if you need immediate assistance, feel free to contact the National Graves registration Officer at suvcw_ngro@ verizon.net . Thank you.
We have been informed by the Abraham Lincoln Hotel that ALL ROOMS for THURSDAY are sold out. There are still some rooms available for Friday and Saturday. Arrangements have been made with the Wyndham Hotel directly across the street for rooms from Wednesday the 8/10 thru Saturday the 8/13, with a room rate of 109.00, which also includes parking.
LINK FOR RESERVATIONS: http://www.wyndahm.com/groupevents2016/49084_SONSUNIONVETERANSCIVILWAR/main.wnt
Or, if one prefers to call for reservations, the number is 217-789-1530 and push 1 for reservations to make them directly with the hotel staff.
2016 NATIONAL ENCAMPMENT OF THE ALLIED ORDERS OF THE GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC
AUGUST 11TH THROUGH 14TH, 2016.
President Abraham Lincoln Hilton Hotel Hilton Hotels National Reservation number is 866-788-1860
Our National Encampment will take place at President Abraham Lincoln Springfield, a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, in the heart of historic downtown, within walking distance of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum and Library, Lincoln Home National Historic Site, Herndon Law office, the Old State Capitol, and more.
Below you will find links to important documentation regarding this year’s Encampment. As always, if you have questions, please contact Br. Jim Crane at hoteljc1776
Information on reserving your place on the planned tours will be forthcoming and will be added to THIS POST. Thank you for checking in, and we are looking forward to seeing you at the National Encampment in Springfield.
IMPORTANT DRIVING DIRECTIONS UPDATE:
Driving Directions to the Abraham Lincoln Hilton Hotel
701 E. Adams St., Springfield, IL 62701
Take I-55 S. to Exit 98B (Clear Lake Avenue). Continue on to E. Jefferson St. Turn left at 9th Street. Take 9th
Street to E. Adams Street and turn right. The hotel is located on the corners of Adams and 7th Streets.
From St. Louis:
Take I-55 N. to Springfield. Take Exit 92A-B (I-55 Blvd). Tale left ramp for I-55Blvd. North toward
Jacksonville. Keep straight onto 6th St. Turn right onto Monroe St. Turn left onto 8th St. Turn left on to E.
Adams Street. The hotel is located on the corners of Adams and 7th Streets.
Take I-74 W. Take Exit 179A for i-57 South toward Willard Airport/Decatur/Memphis. At Exit 235B, take ramp
right for I-72 West toward Decatur/Memphis. Continue on to Clear Lake Avenue. Continue on to E. Jefferson
St. Turn left on to I-55 Blvd. Turn right on to E. Adams St. The hotel is located on the corners of Adams and 7th
From Quad Cities:
Take I-74 E. to Exit 101. Take ramp right to I-155 toward Lincoln. At Exit 98B, take ramp right and follow
signs for Clear Lake Avenue. Continue on to E. Jefferson St. Turn left at 9th Street. Take 9th Street to E. Adams
Street and turn right. The hotel is located on the corners of Adams and 7th Streets.
From the West:
Take I-72 East toward Springfield/Quincy. At Exit 98B, take ramp right for I-55 Blvd. toward Springfield.
Continue on 6th St. Turn right on to E. Monroe St. Turn left on to S. 8th St. Turn left on to E. Adams St. The
hotel is located on the corners of Adams and 7th Streets.
All are invited to participate in the 601h Annual Lincoln Tomb Ceremony, sponsored by the SUVCW and MOLLUS, commemorating the 15151 Anniversary of President Lincoln’s death. It will be held at the Lincoln Tomb in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield, IL at 10 AM on Saturday, April 16, 2016.
Headquarters Hotel: President Abraham Lincoln Hotel, 701 E. Adams St., Springfield.IL 62701. The room rate is $96.99 for single/quad. A10% dining discount at Lindsay’s Restaurant is included. Call 1-866-788-1860 for reservations and mention “Sons of Union Veterans”. Reserve your room by March 25, 2016. After this, the remaining blocked rooms will be released.
Wreaths may be ordered from local Springfield florists. Instruct the florist to have the wreath delivered c/o the Lincoln Tomb, Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, by 9 AM on Saturday, April 161h.
Luncheon will be held at the President Abraham Lincoln Hotel at 12:30PM. The luncheon program will feature a documentary film by the Lincoln Monument Assoc. on the history of Lincoln’s Tomb. Luncheon cost is $29 per person. For event info, go to the SUVCW web site (suvcw.org) or contact Robert Petrovic at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 636-274- 4567.
The Abraham Lincoln Hilton Hotel is now accepting reservations for the 2016 National Encampment in Springfield, Illinois. The Direct line to the hotel is 217-544-8800 and the National Reservation phone # is 866-788-1860, which is a free call. It is your choice who you would like to call. The rate is 106.00 not including taxes. If you have any problems, or have ANY concerns about reservations or the hotel facilities, or have additional questions regarding the National Encampment please contact Br. Jim Crane via e-mail at email@example.com
Please stay tuned for more information regarding the 2016 National Encampment in Springfield, Illinois.
All are invited to participate in the 60th Annual Lincoln Tomb Ceremony, sponsored by the SUVCW and MOLLUS, commemorating the 151st Anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s death. It will be held at the Lincoln Tomb in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield, Illinois at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 16, 2016. Click here for additional information and the form by which to RSVP for your attendance.