Who We Are:

The Auxiliary to Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War works to keep alive the memories of the Boys in Blue who fought and died for their country. We strive to commemorate, often ceremonially, their service and sacrifices for the maintenance of the Union.

As one of the Allied Orders of the Grand Army of the Republic, a fraternal order founded by Union veterans after the Civil War, promote education about the Civil War, volunteer service, helping Veterans, preserving history and promoting ideals of patriotism, especially in celebration of Memorial Day.

Patriotism is as important today as it ever was. We invite women around the state to join us in our mission.

Memorial Day Events

Memorial Day Events are happening across the state and the country. We encourage everyone to check with their local area to see what events are planned.

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Purpose of the Auxiliary

Purpose of the Auxiliary

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



Membership into ASUVCW in New York is subject to the eligibility requirements. Membership can be made within a local auxiliary or “at large”. Mail your application to our Secretary, Betty Baker.



The history of the Auxiliary to the Sons of Union Veterans is closely associated with the Grand Army of the Republic which was founded in 1866 and the Allied Orders who were later formed to continue their work…

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2018 Department Encampment

2018 Department Encampment

Auxiliary members from around the state will once again be gathering in April for our 127th New York Department Encampment, this year in Rochester, NY! As usual, we will be joining with the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil

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Let us, then, at the time appointed, gather around their sacred remains and garland the passionless mounds above them with choicest flowers of springtime; let us raise above them the dear old flag they saved from dishonor; let us in this solemn presence renew our pledges to aid and assist those whom they have left among us as sacred charges upon the Nation's gratitude,--the soldier's and sailor's widow and orphan.

General John A. Logan Commander-in-Chief of the GAR

Your silent tents of green We deck with fragrant flowers; Yours has the suffering been, The memory shall be ours.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Decoration Day