Sons of Union Veterans of The Civil War
Office of the Commander-in-Chief
Donald D. Palmer Jr., Commander-in-Chief
147 Lucerne Place
Ballwin, MO 63011
General Order #3
9 September 2011
Sunday, September 11, 2011 marks the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. It also marks the 10th anniversary of the War on Terror, which symbolically began when a group of passengers on United Airlines Flight 93 fought back and prevented the fourth hijacked airplane from hitting its intended target.
Over the past 10 years, including the attacks on September 11, 2001, the War on Terror has claimed the lives of nearly 6,000 American military personnel and over 3,000 American civilians.
To follow suit with Commander-in-Chief George Powell’s General Orders #4 issued on September 11, 2001, I am requesting that all membership badges, Camp and Department charters and the National website be draped in black for a period of 30 days beginning on September 11, 2011 in remembrance of those killed on that date 10 years ago and those that gave their lives fighting the forces of terror and evil in the 10 years since.
I also urge all Brothers to fly the flag of the United States (1) in support of American military personnel, including nearly 30 Brothers of our Order, currently serving in war zones around the world and (2) to reflect on a time when we as Americans put aside our differences and all came together in a show of unity and resolve.
Ordered this 9th Day of September, 2011.
Donald D. Palmer Jr.
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
National Order, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War