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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 which will be announced.
This year of 2019 marks the 151st 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 25th @ 9 am, 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 27th, 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 in Civil War or Camp Uniform
May 30th, Time TBA, 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 Castler regarding the above events no later than Wednesday May 23rd at email@example.com