Local Auxiliaries encourage patriotism through the
promotion of community Memorial Day Services, participation in parades
and service on committees publicizing observance of national holidays. They
greet new citizens at Naturalization Court and present certificates and
monetary prizes at graduation ceremonies to students excelling in the
study of American History. Volunteers serve as guides at the G.A.R.
Civil War Museum and Library, explaining exhibits and assisting
researchers. Dressed in authentic reproductions of Civil War period
clothing, members present illustrated talks and first person
impressions of noted Civil War personalities at schools and community
meetings. We cooperate in the sponsorship of military balls and
reenactments of actual Civil War events and battles to acquaint the
public with our country's history.
Charitable deeds are encouraged and are an important part
of our Auxiliary life. Members are very generous in giving of their
time and substance. Visits are made to nursing homes and hospitals
providing musical entertainment, parties and companionship to the
residents. Lap robes are knitted and books collected for distribution
to Veterans Administration Hospitals. Volunteers drive the elderly and
disabled to church, doctor's appointments, and food markets. Eyes are
transported for the eye bank, meals cooked for needy children, and
service given to the Meals on Wheels program for shut-ins. Sisters are
always ready to offer assistance and comfort to each other in time of
need. At the annual Encampment the National organization presents a
donation to a charity or veterans home in the city in which they are
holding their meeting.
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