Sons of Veterans Reserve Logo Company K, 1st United States Infantry, Sons of Veterans Reserve, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War


The Sons of Veterans Reserve is in close and constant cooperation with its parent Order, the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War. As part of its ceremonial and commemorative purpose, the SVR participates in the following activities:

  1. The annual ceremonial observance of Memorial Day on May 30th throughout the country.
  2. The annual ceremonial observance of the Grand Army of the Republic Remembrance Day at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
  3. The annual ceremonial observance of Lincoln's Birthday in Washington, D.C. and of Lincoln's Death day in Springfield, Illinois.
  4. Act as Ceremonial Honor Guard at the Allied Orders of the GAR public Campfire program held annually during the SUVCW National Encampment.
  5. Participation in the many ceremonial and commemorative Civil War observance and events throughout the country.

Besides participating in these ceremonial aspects, many SVR units actively participate in re-enactments and living histories. The National Military Department also conducts an annual military encampment for training and instructional purposes.