2 new members join Garfield Camp
MOUNT CARMEL - Two new members were accepted by James A. Garfield Camp 34, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (SUVCW), at its meeting March 12.
Roger Nunkester Jr., of Elysburg, traces his lineage to his great-great-grandfather, Jacob Aul, who served as a private in Company H, 10th Regiment, New Hampshire Infantry and Companies A and G, 4th U.S. Cavalry.
Roger Whitmoyer, of Bloomsburg, traces his linegage to his great-great-grandfather, Clark Whitmoyer, who served as a second lieutenant with Company F, 106th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry.
Both men were sworn into the order by Commander David Berezovske.
For Memorial Day, the camp will place flags on the graves of Civil War and Spanish-American War veterans on May 21. The Changing of the Colors flag ceremony on May 25 will be in honor of a Civil War veteran. A service will be held at the grave of a Civil War veteran on Memorial Day, May 26.
The 2014 Pennsylvania Department Encampment will be held June 26 to 29 in Williamsport. The national encampment will be held Aug. 14 to 17 in Marietta, Ga. Remembrace Day in Gettysburg is Nov. 15.
Approval was given to place a full-page advertisement in the department's encampment program. A donation was received from Boyer's Food Markets' caring and sharing rebate program.
Berezovske led the camp in the Pledge of Allegiance, and Bruce Petro gave the opening and closing prayers.
The next meeting of the camp will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 14 in the Lithuanian Social Club. Eligibility is for any male 18 years or older who can trace his lineage to a Union veteran of the Civil War or who has an interest in the Civil War and in the principles of the SUVCW.