Photo Gallery

Excellence in Leadership Award - June 24, 2018



L to R Standing

Sister Christine Peach - Sr. VP/Treasurer Tent 3 Detroit

Sister Jocelyn Bush - Chaplain Tent 3 Detroit

Sister Yulanda Burgess - Color Bearer #4 Detroit

Robert B. Middleton, II - National Commanding Officer     ...Montford Point Marines of America

Sister Nancy M. Skerchock - President/Secretary Tent 3 Detroit


L to R Seated

Sister Maggie Farris - Guide/Guard Tent 3 Detroit

Sister Celestine Caldwell Hollings - PNP

60th annual Michigan in Perspective: Local History Conference - March 23-24, 2018

Sisters, Nancy M. Skerchock, Yulanda Burgess, Patricia Perry and Melissa Simonson-Waligora,  set up an exhibitor table for both days of the conference, featuring the Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War. 


The DUVCW exhibitor table received many visitors and much interest by some of the seven hundred conference attendees.

Celestine Hollings visits the grave of her Civil War ancestor  in Campbellsburg, Kentucky - November 11, 2017

Veterans Day Observance - November 10 and November 12, 2017

November 10, 2017

Veterans Day Memorial Service at Historic Elmwood Cemetery in Detroit


Attended by Yulanda Burgess and Nancy M. Skerchock, Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War,  Sarah M.W. Sterling Tent 3, Detroit, MI


Yulanda Burgess addressed the attendees relating the history of the White Carnations and in remembrance placed a beautiful white carnation memorial bouquet at the base of the Flag marking Civil War grave sites.  

White Carnations: White carnations are symbolic of the Garnet Equal Rights League that sponsored the original Harrisburg Review of US Colored Troops in 1865. Today’s White Carnation League’s purpose is to identify descendants of the original USCT soldiers and to collect their stories. White carnations have become a traditional flower (along with rosemary) to commemorate soldiers and sailors who served in the American Civil War.


The White Carnation is the official USCT flower in honor of the White Carnation League which was established in 1865 for the USCT's Grand Review.  The USCTs were given the flower and showed with them as they marched in their Grand Review in Harrisburg PA on November 14, 1865.   At USCT ceremonies it is traditional to have wreaths of white carnations (only) and lay rosemary on the graves to remember and honor these men.










November 12, 2017 

Cathedral Church of St. Paul Detroit Veterans Day Observance

DUVCW Sarah M.W. Sterling Tent 3 Detroit


Sisters attending left to right:

Yulanda Burgess, Celestine Hollings, Pamela Webb, Maggie Farris, Jocelyn Bush, and Nancy M. Skerchock, President

District Meeting - October 14, 2017

The District Meeting was held at Holy Ghost Orthodox Church in Sterling Heights, MI and was hosted by Tent 3. 

All photos by Pat Perry

Great Lakes National Cemetery at Holly, Michigan - February 22, 2017

Sarah MW Sterling Tent 3 President, Nancy M. Skerchock visiting the Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly, MI, along with Navy military personnel.  Nancy was granted permission to witness a Committal Service with Military Funeral Honors. 

Tent 3 Officer Installation - December 10, 2016

Holiday Luncheon at G.A.R. Building Restaurant - December 10, 2016

     Thank you to all the Tent 3 Sisters who attended our wonderful Christmas Luncheon held at the G.A.R. Building Restaurant.  

For those of you who were unable to attend a brief synopsis of the luncheon:  

     Due to the number of individuals in our group, the restaurateurs set us up in the Republic Restaurant (that was technically closed) which gave us a private dining experience.  

     The luncheon began with a great tour of the G.A.R. Building – given by none other than the owners of the G.A.R.;  Tom Carleton and Sean Emery.  

     David Carleton was busy attending to the running of the business.  

     We were delighted by the attendance of Wenda Fore, along with Marcia and Bruce Butgereit, from Grand Rapids.  Bruce provided very interesting and informative talks at various stages of our tour.  How very kind of the Butgereits and Wenda to travel so far to join us and make our luncheon just that much more special.  

     The food – the comradery – the gifts – the tour – were all just great!  What a wonderful way to kick off the Holiday Season!


Nancy M. Skerchock, President

Sarah M.W. Sterling Tent 3 - Detroit, MI

53rd Veterans' Day Service - November 6, 2016

District Meeting - October 15, 2016

The District Meeting was held in Hastings, MI on October 15th and hosted by Tent 2. 


New District Officers:

President – Nancy Skerchock Tent 3

Sr. Vice President – Diane Hager - Tent 30

Jr. Vice President – Sally Redinger – Tent 58

Chaplain – Patty Galloway – Tent 2

Patriotic Instructor – Judy Anderson – Tent 59

Treasurer/Registration – Bethany Hoover – Tent 2

Secretary (appointed) – Cynthia VanAntwerp Tent 30


All photos by Nancy Skerchock

Ada's 100th Birthday ! - July 23, 2016

SLIDESHOW: Peggy S. Williams Salute from FHWGS - May 7, 2016

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Fred Hart Williams Genealogical Society Award - May 7, 2016

Peggy Sawyer Williams, Family Historian, Genealogist, and 6th President, FHWGS, receiving the Society's 2016 Margaret McCall Thomas Ward History Maker.

Michigan Department Meeting - April 30, 2016

Tent Meeting - April 9, 2016

Christie Peach, Celestine Hollings, Nancy Skerchock, Patricia Werner,  Peggy Williams, Maggie Farris, and Jocelyn Bush
Christie Peach, Celestine Hollings, Nancy Skerchock, Patricia Werner, Peggy Williams, Maggie Farris, and Jocelyn Bush


On Saturday, April 9, 2016, new Tent President Nancy Skerchock chaired her first meeting. 


The Sisters in attendance where wonderful and offered great ideas and suggestions. 

The G.A.R. Building in Detroit, MI - October 10, 2015

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