Department Order 2018-2019 – 07

HEADQUARTERS OF THE DEPARTMENT COMMANDER
DEPARTMENT OF TENNESSEE WITH ALABAMA AND MISSISSIPPI
SONS OF UNION VETERANS OF THE CIVIL WAR
Ben Block Jones II, PCC
246 Highland Place Dr.
Jackson, MS 39211-5909
(601) 927-8479
bejonesii@bellsouth.net

 

DEPARTMENT ORDER #7, 2018-2019

By the authority vested in me as Commander of the Department of Tennessee with Alabama and Mississippi, I hereby issue this order.

1. Exactly seventy-four years after George Washington’s proclamation, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed on October 3, 1863 that the last Thursday in November be set apart to be observed by all citizens as a day of thanksgiving: “The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added, which are of so extraordinary a nature that they cannot fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever watchful providence of Almighty God. . .” He further stated that: “I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens. And I recommend to them that while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings, they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to His tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty Hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquility and Union.”

a. In that same spirit let us enjoy a bountiful Thanksgiving this Thursday, November 22th, 2018, with family, friends, and one another across our Department and let us all be thankful for all that we have.
b. As you give thanks around your dinner table let us remember to be thankful for our veteran ancestors and all veterans and serving military who have given their all in serving our country.

2. Additionally, I would like to take this opportunity to formally welcome our newest camp, President Andrew Johnson Camp No. 70 to the Department and congratulate them on their organizing efforts. They will hold a charter ceremony and lunch on Saturday, November 24, in the Brumley Library dining room of the General Morgan Inn in Greeneville, Tennessee. Brother who wish to attend should contact Brother Tim Massey at 423-525-4113 or 423-787-1000 for room reservations.

SO ORDERED on this, the 21st day of November 2018
In Fraternity, Charity, and Loyalty,
/s/ Ben Block Jones II, Commander

Veteran’s Day

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

Department Order 2018-2019 – 06

HEADQUARTERS OF THE DEPARTMENT COMMANDER
DEPARTMENT OF TENNESSEE WITH ALABAMA AND MISSISSIPPI
SONS OF UNION VETERANS OF THE CIVIL WAR
Ben Block Jones II, PCC
246 Highland Place Dr.
Jackson, MS 39211-5909
(601) 927-8479
bejonesii@bellsouth.net

 

DEPARTMENT ORDER #6, 2018-2019

By the authority vested in me as Commander of the Department of Tennessee with Alabama and Mississippi,
1. I hereby recognize Sunday, November 11, 2018 as being Veterans Day and request that all Brothers and Camps in the Department celebrate this day with honor and respect to all serving military and Veterans of the United States. President Lincoln’s immortal words of his second
inaugural address on March 4th, 1865:
“To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan” embody our nation’s obligation to do today, for our veterans, what must be done on every Veterans Day. We must always remember and never forget their service to our country.

a. As Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, we join together in giving honor to all who have faithfully served our country in any war. We seek out, care for and mark the graves and memorials of Civil War veterans. May this day act as a reminder that we shall never forget and always shall honor the service of our veterans in all of the armed forces of the United States of America.

b. I hereby request that all Brothers and Camps in the Department participate, on Sunday, November 11, 2019 and Monday, November 12, 2019, in such commemorations, memorials, parades, services and events as may be held for all veterans in your communities. Honor a veteran and thank a veteran.

c. The Department of Tennessee with Alabama and Mississippi salutes all veterans who have served or are currently serving in the military and commends them for their service and their sacrifice for the good of our nation. Your service and sacrifice shall never be forgotten.

SO ORDERED on this, the 7th day of November 2019
In Fraternity, Charity, and Loyalty,
/s/ Ben Block Jones II, Commander

Department Order 2018-2019 – 05

HEADQUARTERS OF THE DEPARTMENT COMMANDER
DEPARTMENT OF TENNESSEE WITH ALABAMA AND MISSISSIPPI
SONS OF UNION VETERANS OF THE CIVIL WAR
Ben Block Jones II, PCC
246 Highland Place Dr.
Jackson, MS 39211-5909
(601) 927-8479
bejonesii@bellsouth.net

DEPARTMENT ORDER #5, 2018-2019

By the authority vested in me as Commander of the Department of Tennessee with Alabama
and Mississippi, I hereby issue this order.

1. The 24th Encampment of the Department of Tennessee with Alabama and Mississippi, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War will be held February 15-16th, 2019, at the Tennessee Genealogical Society in Germantown, Tennessee. During the Encampment, the Department
intends to present several awards. In accordance with the bylaws:

a. The Corporal William H. Bell Membership Award recognizes that Camp within the Department of Tennessee that initiates the most new Brothers during the twelve (12) months preceding the Department Encampment.
b. Private Henry Hoover Membership Award recognizes that Camp within the Department of Tennessee that demonstrates the largest percentage of growth during the twelve (12) months preceding the Department Encampment.
c. I hereby appoint Sam Gant, PDC, of Fort Donelson Camp No. 62, Camp Commander Dr. John L. “Jack” Dwyer, Ph.D., of MG James H. Wilson Camp No. 1, and Dr. Douglas K. Fidler, Ph.D., PDC, of MAJ William A. McTeer Camp No. 39–fine Brothers all–to a special panel charged to award the Department of Tennessee Certificate of Appreciation. This award recognizes that individual or entity who, in the judgment of a three-member panel, has through his/her actions, words, and/or deeds significantly contributed to the furtherance of the memory of the Grand Army of the Republic within the Boundaries of the Department of Tennessee. Recommendations for possible
recipients of said award shall be submitted, along with a one-page description of the contribution made, to the Department Secretary no later than two (2) months prior to the annual Department Encampment, that is no later than December 14, 2018. Recommendations may be made via electronic mail to the Secretary with a copy to each member of panel. The panel shall award no more than three certificates as so charged.
d. As Commander, I will accept recommendations for the Doctor Mary Edwards Walker Award from Past Camp Commanders and Past Department Commanders. This award recognizes a female member of one of the Allied Orders in recognition of and appreciation for her outstanding service to the SUVCW. Recommendations may be made via electronic mail and, again, no recommendations will be submitted no later than December 14, 2018.
e. With the input from the current Camp Commanders and Department Officers, I will accept nominations for four more awards: Most Outstanding Camp, Most Outstanding Brother, Most Outstanding Newsletter and Most Outstanding Web Presence. Recommendations may be made via electronic mail and, once more, no recommendations will be submitted no later than December 14, 2018.

SO ORDERED on this, the 6th day of November 2018
In Fraternity, Charity, and Loyalty,
/s/ Ben Block Jones II, Commander

Department Order 2018-2019 – 04

HEADQUARTERS OF THE DEPARTMENT COMMANDER
DEPARTMENT OF TENNESSEE WITH ALABAMA AND MISSISSIPPI
SONS OF UNION VETERANS OF THE CIVIL WAR
Ben Block Jones II, PCC
246 Highland Place Dr.
Jackson, MS 39211-5909
(601) 927-8479
bejonesii@bellsouth.net

DEPARTMENT ORDER #4, 2018-2019

By the authority vested in me as Commander of the Department of Tennessee with Alabama and Mississippi,
1. The 24th Encampment of the Department of Tennessee with Alabama and Mississippi, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War will be held February 15-16th, 2019, at the Tennessee Genealogical Society in Germantown, Tennessee. A business meeting is scheduled for 9:00 am
on Saturday, February 16, 2019, which will be conducted under Robert’s Rules of Order. The business session will follow the Order of Business for Department Encampments in the Ritual and Ceremonies, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War Blue Book.
a. The contact information for the hotel is as follows:

Courtyard by Marriott, Memphis-Collierville,
4640 Merchants Park Circle
Collierville, TN 38107
Phone: (901) 850-9390

b. It is recommended that you reserve your room early and directly with the hotel using the Special Code “SUVS” for our Group Rate of $109 plus tax per night. The deadline for the discount rate is January 16, 2019.
c. The encampment registration fee has been set at $10 with registrations after January 1 being charged $20. Please be sure to submit your Encampment Registration Form along with your check payable to: “Sultana Camp No. 1” by mail to:

Clyde J. Getman, PDC
5922 Hickory Grove Lane
Bartlett, TN 38134-5531

d. Lunch with be catered courtesy of Germantown Commissary [www.commissarybbq.com]. Luncheon tickets will be $14 per person payable with your registration.
e. Following our meeting, a memorial service will be held.

SO ORDERED on this, the 25th day of October 2018
In Fraternity, Charity, and Loyalty,
/s/ Ben Block Jones II, Commander

 

REGISTRATION FORM!!

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