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Honoring Our Veterans - July 13, 2019

On Saturday, July 13, 2019, members of the Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War, 1861-1865 (DUVCW) Tent 3 Detroit, had the privilege of participating, along with Hospice Team members, Veterans/Active Duty members, and Veteran Service Organization’s Representatives,  in an HONOR VISIT to VETERAN EDMUND ABREY, as he celebrated his 94th birthday with family and friends.  

 

Sisters Nancy M. Skerchock and Yulanda Burgess ceremoniously presented to World War II Veteran Edmund Aubrey, a framed certificate of appreciation from the DUVCW, Sarah M.W. Sterling Tent 3 Detroit. 

Honor Visits can be requested from, and are coordinated through, the John D. Dingell VA Medical Center, Volunteer and Community Relations, Detroit, MI


Presentation for the Women Veterans Program – June 5, 2019

Sarah Johnson (right) receives a donation from Nancy Skerchock
Sarah Johnson (right) receives a donation from Nancy Skerchock

Sarah Johnson, Volunteer Coordinator, D. J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans (DJJHV), Marquette, MI is shown receiving a donation from the Dept. of Michigan, Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War (DUVCW), for the benefit of the Women Veterans Program at the DJJHV.  The donation was presented by Nancy M. Skerchock, President,  DUVCW, Sarah M.W. Sterling, Tent 3, Detroit, MI and Veteran Services Representative to the John D. Dingell VA Medical Center in Detroit, MI.  

 

The D. J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans provides to former service members quality care in a homelike environment. Located in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan in the beautiful city of Marquette, near the shores of Lake Superior, the Jacobetti Home provides top-notch medical and nursing care, an activities program, as well as domiciliary care services. The Jacobetti Home has an extensive professional staff of physicians, nurses, social workers, dietitians and recreational therapy aides, all working to make veterans’ stays pleasant. An in-house pharmacy, rehabilitation therapy, pastoral care and specialty clinics, such as dental and vision care, are also available. In addition, members have countless opportunities to participate in spiritual, social, recreational and educational activities, both on-site and in the surrounding communities, on a daily basis.


John D. Dingell VA Medical Center Patient Carnival - June 1, 2019

Pictured is Sister Yulanda Burgess, representing the Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War, Sarah M.W. Sterling Tent 3, Detroit, MI, entertaining Veterans at the John D. Dingell VA Medical Center Patient Carnival, held on Saturday, June 1,  2019. 

 

Sister Yulanda decorated a colorful table and created a fun game, complete with interesting prizes, for the Veterans enjoyment. Sister Yulanda’s fun loving enthusiasm was contagious and a great time was had by all. 


Presentation for the Women Veterans Program - May 30, 2019

Priscilla Larson (left) receives a donation from Nancy Skerchock
Priscilla Larson (left) receives a donation from Nancy Skerchock

Priscilla Larson, Voluntary Services Representative, U.S. Dept. Of  Veterans Affairs, Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center (OGJVAMC), Iron Mountain, MI  is shown receiving a monetary donation from the Dept. Of Michigan, Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War (DUVCW), for the benefit of the Women Veterans Program at the OGJVAMC.  The donation was presented by Nancy M. Skerchock, President,  DUVCW, Sarah M.W. Sterling, Tent 3, Detroit, MI and Veteran Services Representative to the John D. Dingell VA Medical Center in Detroit, MI. 

 

The Oscar G Johnson VA Medical Center (OGJVAMC) is located in Iron Mountain, MI. Iron Mountain, MI is a rural, geographically remote, sparsely populated area of the northern Midwest United States. The facility oversees seven community Outpatient Clinics (OPCs) located in Ironwood, Hancock, Marquette, Sault Ste. Marie, Menominee, MI, Manistique, MI, and Rhinelander, WI.  OGJVAMC and its OPCs annually serve approximately 20,000 Veterans.  OGJVAMC has the largest geographic patient service area east of the Mississippi River encompassing 25,864 sq. miles and is the most rural VA medical center (VAMC) in the nation; providing services to 96.3% rural/highly rural patients.  It is home to approximately 57,400 Veterans, 25,895 of whom are enrolled in VA’s health care system. OGJVAMC employs 694 staff at its main facility and OPCs.


61st Annual Michigan in Perspective - Local History Conference - March 22-23, 2019

On March 22-23, 2019 Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War, Tent 3 Detroit, participated as a vendor in the 61st Annual Michigan in Perspective - Local History Conference, held at the Sterling Banquet & Conference Center, Sterling Heights, Michigan. 

 

Hosting the DUVCW information table were Tent 3 Sisters:  Nancy M. Skerchock, President - Yulanda Burgess, Secretary - Patricia Perry, Press Correspondent/Historian. 

 

The Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War hosted an adjacent table.  The SUVCW table was represented by several Sons from Camp #120, Livingston County, Michigan.  Pictured is Colonel (retired) Paul H. Scheidler.


Veterans Day Memorial Service at Historic Elmwood Cemetery in Detroit - November 12, 2018

Yulanda Burgess addressed the attendees in a stirring call to Keep Green the Memory of all of our civil war veterans.  Yulanda urged those present to adopt a Civil War veteran, research his history, and keep his memory alive.  On behalf of the Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War, Sarah M.W. Sterling Tent 3 Detroit, a white carnation memorial bouquet was placed at the base of the Flag marking the Civil War grave sites. 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.


A Service of Thanksgiving and Act of Remembrance Veterans' Day at The Cathedral Church of Saint Paul Detroit, MI - November 11, 2018

Proudly walking in the Fifty-sixth Annual Veterans Service processional representing Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War Tent 3 Detroit:  Celestine Hollings, PNP / Nancy M. Skerchock, President/Secretary / Yulanda Burgess, Color Bearer / Christie Peach, VP/Treasurer /  Jocelyn Bush, Chaplain.


Memorial Honoring Sarah M. W. Sterling - October 20, 2018

Pictured at the Historic Elmwood Cemetery, in Detroit, Michigan, paying a Memorial Tribute to Sarah M.W. Sterling.

 

Left to right:

Bethany Hoover, Dept. of Michigan President; Nancy M. Skerchock, Tent 3 President/Secretary; Christie Peach, Tent 3 VP/Treasurer; Jocelyn Bush, Tent 3 Chaplain; Yulanda Burgess, Tent 3 Color Bearer; Maggie Farris, Tent 3 Guard/Guide; Patricia Perry, Tent 3 Patriotic Instructor/Press Correspondent

 

Seated: Celestine Hollings, Past National President


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.

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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.

 

HARRISBURG'S GRAND REVIEW OF BLACK TROOPS

 

ON THE ABSENCE OF BLACK SOLDIERS IN THE GRAND REVIEW 

 

"REMEMBERING THE BATTLE OF THE CRATER: WAR AS MURDER"

 

 

 

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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