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Reorganization of Sons of Veterans Camp in Lykens

Posted By on December 18, 2011

The following article was found in the Lykens Standard of 28 February 1902:


LYKENS.– The sons of the veterans of the war of 1861-65 are hereby requested to meet in the Post room of G.A.R. hall tomorrow (Saturday) evening at 7:30 o’clock, standard time, for the purpose of making preliminary arrangements for the reorganization of the camp Sons of veterans of this place.  The time is nigh at hand when the noble work done by the Grand Army of the republic in perpetuation the memory of their departed comrades who sacrificed their lives on southern battle fields or in rebel prison pens that this Union might be maintained, must pass into other hands; soon the last survivor of that long and bloody struggle will obey the command of the Great captain and join his comrades in the grand army beyond, and who then will decorate their graves with the first flowers of spring and recount their valorous deeds?  Shall the memory of the noble sacrifices they made die with them?  God forbid!  Let every son of these noble heroes then attend this meeting.  There is no reason why a large Camp should not be organized at this place, and especially so now, when the camp would have advantages not enjoyed before.  Don’t forget the time — 7:30 o’clock tomorrow evening — and bring all who are eligible to membership with you.  There will be a festival by one of the churches in the room on the first floor, but this will not interfere.  Just enter the hall and go right up the stairway to the Post room, where you will be heartily welcomed.


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