Camp No. 14 at the National Encampment
Robert Finch Camp No. 14 was well represented at the 2017 National Encampment hosted by the Department of Michigan in Lansing. Brothers that attended and/or served as Delegates include: DC David Smith, PDC Dale Aurand . . . more . . .
Cpl. George Washington Seger Ceremony
, Camp No. 14 performed a twilight grave dedication ceremony at Petoskey’s Greenwood Cemetery for George Washington Seger. Comrade Seger was a member of Co. D, 24th Michigan Infantry, the “Iron Brigade” or “that damn black hat brigade” as they were known. In honor of GW Seger, the rifle detail all wore . . . more . . .
Historic Artillery Competition at Camp Grayling
Several members of Camp No. 14 and family attended the historic cannon competition at Camp Grayling’s Range 35. A find day of camaraderie, meeting new friends with a shared interest in the Civil War . . . more . . .
Gold Star Mothers Monument Ceremony
In Traverse City’s Grand Traverse Area Veterans Memorial Park, a new memorial statue was unveiled to the public during the Gold Star Mothers and Families Ceremony on Sunday, 24 September 2017. The new monument is the first one of its type in all of Michigan. Brothers from the Camp served . . . more . . .
Camp No. 14 Members in Action
(Flag Day - Memorial Day - Honor Flight . . . more . . .
CWMO Schwander Receives Distinguished Volunteer Award
CWMO Scott Schwander was awarded the Distinguished Volunteer Award at the 4 th annual Essence of Emmet award banquet in Petoskey on 27 September 2017. The awards are given to those that have helped to preserve and highlight Emmet County’s historical importance. Brother Schwander received this coveted award for his work . . . more . . .
GAR Flag Holder Restoration Project & Cemetery Clean-Up Marches Ahead
Brother Scott Schwander, the Civil War Memorials Officer and Brother John Sawyer of Robert Finch Camp No. 14 has been highly active in Camp 14’s area working on Civil War Memorials, gravestones, and GAR flag holders. These efforts have included significant research, cleaning, and repairs . . . more . . .
Camp No. 14 Brothers Participate in Department Event on Mackinac Island
Camp No. 14 Brothers were busy the next weekend after the National Encampment attending or participating in the Mackinac Island Civil War Monument Dedication on 19 August 2017. The Department of Michigan conducted the 1917 GAR Monument Dedication Ceremony. Department Commander David Smith . . . more . . .
Veterans Day Ceremony
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Wreaths Across America
On 17 December 2017, members of Robert Finch Camp No. 14 and Frances Finch Auxiliary No. 9 attended Wreaths Across America ceremonies. This has become an annual tradition, with members typically attending events in Traverse City and Petoskey . . . more . . .