Memorial Day as always is a busy time for the Willard Camp.

This year we will be involved with two Memorial Day events.

This year of 2022 marks the 154th 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 Bro. Richard E. Straight, PDC 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 28th Assemble @ 8:30 AM, Start time @ 9:00 AM, Oakwood Cemetery, Troy. We will meet at the Vanderheyden Memorial Bell at 8:30. Color Guard, Civil War, or Camp Uniform. There will be the ringing of the Meneely Bell, wreath-laying, and placement of flags at the Soldiers’ Plot. Historian Robert Mulligan will be the guest speaker this year. If you are available and can attend please contact Bro. Richard E. Straight, PDC at your earliest convenience.

 

  • May 30th, Decoration Day Ceremony Muster time at @ 10:30 AM, Albany Rural Cemetery meet at the caretaker’s house. To fulfill our special obligation to participate in ceremonies in memory of the honored dead of our country. We will then proceed to the Soldiers and Sailors Plot and the GAR Plot and conduct our Memorial Day Program. We will then continue to Oakwood Cemetery for Memorial Day services at the Col. Willard’s and General Thomas gravesites and the Soldiers plot. We will have a Camp Color Guard, Bugler, and be in Civil War or Camp Uniform.

If you are available and can attend please contact Bro. Richard E. Straight, PDC at your earliest convenience regarding the above events.