Department Order 2018-2019 – 03

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 #3, 2018-2019

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.
2. 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. In the words of President Lincoln:
“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.
3. I hereby request that all Brothers and Camps in the Department participate in commemorations, memorials, parades, services and events held for all veterans in your community. Honor a veteran and thank a veteran.
4. The Department of Tennessee with Alabama and Mississippi salutes all veterans who have served, or are currently serving, in the military and commend them for their service and their sacrifice for the good of our nation especially salute those service members and veterans of our
Allied Orders. Your service and sacrifice shall never be forgotten.

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