General Israel B. Richardson SUV Camp 2 observes Memorial Day 2012

Camp 2, Sons of Union Veterans, Department of Michigan


Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War,  Camp 2, Department of Michigan observed Memorial Day in Birmingham, Michigan-followed by a second observance in Pontiac at the grave of General Israel B. Richardson..  The day was warm and sunny-and it didn’t rain. The air was filled with patriotic music and speeches. Highlights included a reading of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address and a speech on the origins of Memorial Day. It was great to see the crowds brave the warm weather waving flags and enjoying the programs. Many veterans were in attendance and recognized for their service. This Lincoln blog salutes all of our nation’s veterans living and dead. Without them there would be no free United States. God bless them all!

Camp Commander Nash with brothers at Gen. Richardson's grave

The Straw Hat Band at Birmingham, Michigan


Camp 2 brothers with unidentified but enthuiastic crowd member!

Some of the watching crowd at Gen. Richardson's grave site observance

Educating the public about the Civil War

A beautiful day to display the Flag!

The cannon at General Richardson's grave

Camp 2 honoring General Richardson in Pontiac
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