Nov 9 - St Louis Veterans' Day Parade - Downtown
Nov 11- Grant Camp Meeting - Fraileys Grill
Nov 16 -Sherman Remembrance Day - Graveside in Calvary Cemetery. We will conduct ceremonies starting at 10 am.
U.S. Grant Camp #68 was chartered on January 25, 1996 and named after the General and 18th President of the United States Ulysses S. Grant.
The camp holds its meetings at Frailey's Grill & Pub.
I-55 & Butler Hill Rd
St. Louis, MO 63128
Meetings are held at 7:00 pm on the second Monday of each month (except August and December). Please email a camp officer prior to attending to confirm meeting time.
-Robert Amsler, Jr., Commander.
It is our responsibility to honor and preserve the memory of the patriotic Union soldiers and members of Grant Army of the Republic who defended and preserved our Nation. To that end, each year, the Grant Camp seeks out and restores Civil War markers, grave sites and memorials, and monuments to the Grand Army of the Republic.
Annual Camp Projects include: General Sherman Remembrance Day at Calvary Cemetery, 56th US Colored Troops Remembrance at Jefferson Barracks, Memorial Day at Jefferson Barracks, US Grant Remembrance Day at the US Grant National Historic Site in Affton, MO.
In addition to the camp projects, camp members also participate in Lincoln Death Day at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield, IL, and Veteran's Day Parades, work with local Boy Scout troops and provide presentations to schools and the general public on the Civil War and its soldiers.
In 1866, Union Veterans of the Civil War organized into the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) and became a social and political force hat would control the destiny of the nation for more than six decades. Membership in the veterans' organization was restricted to individuals who had served in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, or Revenue Cutter Service during the Civil War, thereby limiting the life span of the GAR. The GAR existed until 1956.
In 1881 the GAR formed the Sons of Veterans of the United States of America (SV) to carry on its traditions and memory long after the GAR had ceased to exist. In 1925 the SV name was changed to Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (SUVCW), under which its federal charter was issued in 1954.
To find out more about the Sons and their activities today, visit their website at http://suvcw.org/.