Eternally in My Heart

Eternally in My Heart
Lord, grant Charles eternal rest in Your loving arms.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

NONNIE'S PHOTO A DAY, Day 54: G is for Grand Army of the Republic

GAR: Grand Army of the Republic was a fraternal organization founded in 1866; it was composed of veterans of the Union Army, Union Navy, Marines and the U.S. Revenue Cutter Service who served in the American Civil War for the Northern/Federal forces. 

linked to
hosted this week by
Mrs. Nesbitt, who also created it
It's maintained by Roger
thanks, Roger!


Hildred said...

That is very interesting. Did any of the descendants carry on with GAR?

photowannabe said...

I never heard that name before. Very interesting.

Melody Steenkamp said...

remembering events in historie... always a good thing, and to learn from too

Have a nice abc-day / - week
♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc-w-team)

Lea said...

Peaceful cemetery scene

Ann said...

Love this! My paternal grandfather is GAR and has a nice marker on his grave.

Annie said...

Interesting information. I was familiar with GAR but had the purpose and timing all wrong. Thanks for the new info, Nonnie.

Gattina said...

Interesting !

ABC Wednesday

Norma Ruttan said...

Hildred, one must have served during the Civil War in order to be a member of the GAR.

Norma Ruttan said...

Thank you, readers for your comments. I was sifting through my photos to get a word beginning with 'g'; this one was taken in summer of 2014, and for some reason, had not used it. I got the info from the cemetery's web site. I previously had known only about the DAR, which is about preserve the history of the American Revolution.

Roger Owen Green said...

Very intriguing. I always find cemeteries fascinating.