Mission / Vision of the ASUVCW

 Our Auxiliary members, on national, state, and local levels participate in ceremonies and programs to commemorate events and honor leaders-and personalities of the Civil War period and events important to the history to the Grand Army of the Republic.

National Mission

Representatives of the National Organization attends wreath laying ceremonies at the impressive Lincoln Memorial on Lincoln's birthday, February 12th in Washington, DC; Lincoln Death Day ceremonies at Lincoln's Tomb, Springfield, Illinois on April 15th; Cathedral of the Pines, Ridge, New Hampshire. In November we travel to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania for Remembrance weekend. We participate in the parade and wreath laying ceremony at the monument of Albert Woolson, the last surviving member of the Grand Army of the Republic.


Local Mission

Local Auxiliaries encourage patriotism through the promotion of community Memorial Day Services, participation in parades and service on committees publicizing observance of national holidays. They greet new citizens at Naturalization Court and present certificates and monetary prizes at graduation ceremonies to students excelling in the study of American History. Volunteers serve as guides at the G.A.R. Civil War Museum and Library, explaining exhibits and assisting researchers. Dressed in authentic reproductions of Civil War period clothing, members present illustrated talks and first person impressions of noted Civil War personalities at schools and community meetings. We cooperate in the sponsorship of military balls and reenactments of actual Civil War events and battles to acquaint the public with our country's history.

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