Our second anniversary! We are in the midst of planning a lecture and luncheon to celebrate our second anniversay! Feel free to reach out to our members for ideas and details to join us!
Saturday, May 6, 2017 10am-Noon
We will meet at the Manning Ave Cemetery in Butler, NJ.
We will be hosting a memorial for 27 Civil War Veterans that are buried there. The cemetery is currently unowned and many of the headstones are damaged. We will spend some time locating all the veterans and memorializing each soldier.
Once complete, we will head to the Butler Library for a meeting and induction of new members.
We hope to be joined by the local VFW and American Legion members.
Saturday, October 22 2016, 10am-Noon
We will meet at the North Church/North Hardyston Cemetery in Hamburg, NJ
We will be attending a headstone dedication with the family of Pvt James McGrath....124th NY Infantry Co A, Orange Blossoms. We will have a small ceremony with a bugler for the new headstone with a history of the Orange Blossoms and Pvt. James McGrath.
Once complete, we will have a short business meeting and the induction of two new members
Saturday, July 30, 2016
Come on out Saturday July 30th and join us, the newly chartered, Joseph Bessette Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the Union 1861-1865, as we remember and honor some of our local Civil War Veterans.