At the 2009 SUVCW National Encampment, a new National Committee was empowered to honor the memories of the 29 Medal of Honor Recipients, nearly 5,000 dead, 4 Generals and the 50,000 plus Union Veterans of the Civil War whom were Canadian Nationals. Their names have gone down in history, but are not forgotten.
This committee seeks the erection of a monument to be placed in Canada in gratitude to her Canadian Sons who volunteered in service to our Union during our American Civil War.
Lest we forget, on Armistice Day, November 11th, 1927, at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, the Dominion of Canada unveiled their monument to the thirty-five thousand U.S. citizens who joined the Canadian Expeditionary Forces during World War I. To this magnificent memorial, the names of an additional thirty-thousand Americans who streamed North to don the uniforms of Canada’s military in World War II and the Korean War have been added by the grateful people of Canada.
Eventually with enough support raised through resolutions throughout the Union, fellow Allied Orders, and like-minded organizations, and through enough fundraising, we will seek to petition the U.S. Government to sponsor this Canadian Monument with eventual placement in the Southern Ontario Province of Canada. Click here (pdf) to view the monument placards.
Let us not forget the Canadian Boys in Blue, it is time that this situation be rectified, and we can help. Support this project for a monument to be erected on Canadian soil by this nation to honor the centuries-old commitments between our two nations and the sacrifices made by Canadians in our own Civil War.
How You Can help
We need your Congressional representative and SUVCW Departments to support this effort via resolution and donations. All of your support counts.
We are requesting the Department Commanders of each SUVCW Department provide to us a formal resolution endorsing the project. Donations payable to “Canadian Union Veterans Monument” may be mailed to the following address:
Richard D. Orr, PCinC
153 Connie Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15214-1251
Resolutions of support may be mailed to the following address:
Canadian Union Veterans Recognition Monument Committee
Attn: Committee Chairman David M. Lamb
6350 NW 106th Street # 315
Johnston, IA 50131