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Sons of Union Veterans to meet

RAPID RIVER — Camp 266 of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War will have its bi-monthly meeting at 11 a.m. Eastern time Memorial Day, Monday, near the gate at the park on Pine Street in Rapid River.

The main focus of the meeting will be planning displays for the new All Veterans Museum at the U.P. State Fairgrounds. Members will also participate in the parade at 1 p.m. and have a display of memorabilia at the Memorial Day festival.

The Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War is a fraternal organization dedicated to preserving the history and legacy of the heroes who fought and worked to save the Union. Camp 266 includes members from across the U.P. The focus of the camp is locating, marking, and maintaining graves of Civil War veterans as well as researching Civil War history.

Anyone interested in the organization including women are welcome to attend. More information is available from Camp Commander Patrick Kennedy at uppermichigan@yahoo.com or 906-863-7686.

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