|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
1. By the authority vested in me as Commander of the Department of Tennessee with Alabama and Mississippi, I wish to extend the following greeting to the camps and members of the Department, borrowing from the eloquence of our Brother Robert E. Grim, Past Commander-in-Chief:
a. During the month of December, we celebrate the most joyous of all the seasons, Hanukah for our Jewish brethren, and the birth of Jesus Christ for our Christian Brothers. This is a time for families, gift giving and celebrating the love of the season. It is also a time of remembrance, and for giving thanks.
b. As we gather with our families during this joyous season, please take time to remember those that are once again serving our Nation away from home. The young men and women of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force that will share their fare this holiday as many of our forefathers have done in the past, with their Brotherin-Arms. Only the scenery has changed from Valley Forge, Iwo Jima, Normandy, Khe Sahn or Fallujah. The sacrifice remains the same.
c. Please join with me in celebrating this season and with the hope that many of those away from home will be able to extinguish “the candle in the window” next year, asm hey will be home. Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukah to all, and a joyous and safe New Year.
SO ORDERED on this, the 22nd day of December 2018
In Fraternity, Charity, and Loyalty,
/s/ Ben Block Jones II, Commander