Principles & Purpose

Auxiliary Principles: A firm belief and trust in Almighty God and realization that under his beneficent care and guidance the free institutions of our land, by the assistance and sacrifice of our veterans, have been preserved and the integrity and life of the Nation maintained.

True allegiance to the government of the United States of America, and a respect for devotion and fidelity to its Constitution and Laws, with a firm opposition to anything that may tend to weaken loyalty, or in any manner impair the efficiency and permanency of our nation.

Auxiliary Purpose: We strive to assist the Sons of Union Veterans in keeping alive the memories of our ancestors and their sacrifices for the maintenance of the Union; to caring for helpless and disabled Veterans; to properly observe Memorial Day; to aid and assist worthy and needy members of our Auxiliary; to instill true patriotism and love of country; and to spread and sustain the doctrine of equal rights, universal liberty and justice to all. 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. 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.