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Memorial Day as always is a busy time for the Willard Camp. This year we will be involved with three Memorial Day events starting on Saturday, May 26th at Oakwood Cemetery, Monday, May 28th at the National Cemetery, and May 30th for Son’s Traditional Memorial Day Services at both Oakwood and Albany Rural Cemeteries.
This year makes the 150th anniversary of the issuing of General Order No. 11, by John A. Logan, Commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, and establishing May 30th “for the purpose of strewing with flowers or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in the defense of their country”. If you are available and can attend please contact Commander Rich Straight at your earliest convenience. We will need at least four Brothers for the Color Guard. All Brothers are encouraged to come and honor their Civil War ancestors and all who have died in defense of their county.
May 26th, Oakwood Cemetery, Troy at 9:00 AM. We will meet at the Vanderheyden Memorial Bell at 8:30. Color Guard, Civil War or Camp Uniform.
May 28th, Memorial Day Service, Gerald H. Solomon National Military Cemetery, 200 Duell Rd. Schuylerville, NY 1287, at 11:00 AM Brothers are asked to arrive at 9:30 we will form a Civil War Color Guard. Civil War or Camp Uniform
May 30th, Albany Rural Cemetery at 10:00 at the caretaker’s house. After services at Albany Rural, we will proceed to Oakwood Cemetery and conduct services there.
Please contact Commander Straight regarding the above events no later than Wednesday May 23rd at firstname.lastname@example.org