SONS OF UNION VETERANS OF THE CIVIL WAR
A Congressionally chartered nonprofit corporation
General Orders No. 5
James B. Pahl, Commander -in-Chief
Post Office Box 86
Mason, Michigan 48854
Phone: (517) 676-8403
Hundreds of brothers of this Order, took the time to observe Remembrance Day, by either attending the special ceremonies in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, or the various activities conducted by Departments and Camps of the Order all across this great country. Through my participation in the Gettysburg event and by viewing photographs forwarded of other observances, I noted countless brothers, proudly wearing their member badge of our Order and honoring both the Grand Army of the Republic and our 16 th President in his delivery of a speech, now known as the Gettysburg Address.
- To those brothers who marched in the parades, participated in the observances, and represented our Order in many ways and to those who were able to be with us in spirit only, I convey to each of you, a Job Well Done.
- I have been privileged to honor several, both within and outside of our Order, for acts and programs that help keep green the memory of the Grand Army.
- To Brother Past Commander-in-Chief Al Loomis, the Meritorious Service Award with Gold Star was approved and awarded at the Council of Administration meeting in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, for his work on several committees, including the Lincoln Tomb Ceremony Committee and his spearheading the work to commemorate the 2009 anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln, recommended by the Commander-in-Chief.
- To non-members Alan Chaffee, William Apgar and the Tompkins County, New York Probation Department, a certificate of appreciation for work done in cemeteries, upon the recommendation of National Quartermaster Danny Wheeler, PCinC.
- To Arthur Wills, Sons of Confederate Veterans, for his efforts in nomination and induction of Major General Jo hn Alexander Logan, into the Raleigh, North Carolina Centennial Hall of Fame, a certificate of appreciation, upon the recommendation of the Thomas Howard Ruger Camp #1 at Large in North Carolina.
- To brother Clark Seum, Department of California/Pacific, the Meritorious Service Award, for his service in World War II, the Korean War, as a Chaplin in both this Order (for longer than anyone can remember) and in a local police Department, and active membership in the Order for over 52 years, upon the recommendation of Department Commander Tadd Campbell, Department of California/Pacific.
- To brother William Reynolds, PCC, Department of Pennsylvania, the Meritorious Service Award, for his work in preserving the last resting places of countless veterans and his service on the board of directors of the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall Museum and Trust in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, upon the recommendation of Richard Orr, PCinC.
- To brother Vincent Barker, Old Abe Camp #8, Department of Wisconsin, appointment as National Aide, for sponsoring six new members into the Order.
- To the members of the Commander-in-Chief’s color guard in the recent Remembrance Day activities in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, including members of the 14th Michigan, SVR and members of Co. B, 102 nd United States Colored Troops, a certificate of appreciation.
- I look forward to presenting several more awards of this type in the coming months.
Ordered this 30th day of November, 2006
By Order of
James B. Pahl