Merrill Tomb
On June 5, 2016 members of the Iowa Department of the Sons of Union Veterans of The Civil War joined with about 135 others in historic Woodland Cemetery in Des Moines, Iowa for the unveiling of the restored monument of Governor and Civil War Col. Samuel Merrill.



Key note speakers were Jonas Cutler the man behind the private fund drive and current Iowa Governor Terry Branstad. Several Iowa legislators and Congressman Young and retired senator, historian and author Dennis Black were also in attendance.
Local VFW members fired a 21 gun salute and Taps. Members of the Patriot Guard also participated along with several lineage and historical society members including Commander Danny Krock of Iowa Department SUVCW, Alan Wenger, 1 VP of Iowa S.A.R., Volney Smith, Past President and current Secretary and Treasurer of Iowa S.A.R and General Society of the War of 1812 in the State of Iowa President Mike Rowley.











Respectfully,

Mike Rowley
1825 NW 129th Street
Clive, Iowa 50325 (515) 975-0498 MJR1825©gmail.com


Member

Iowa Military Heritage Society www.iowavalor.com UPDATED FEB 2016
Company "A" 49th Regiment, Iowa Veteran Volunteer Infantry "The Governor's Own Iowa Rifles"

Jamestowne Society www.jamestowne.org
General Society of Mayflower Descendants GSMD www.themayflowersociety.org
The Order of Founders and Patriots in America OFPA www.founderspatriots.org
Fuller Society thefullersociety.org
Sons of the American Revolution S.A.R. www.iowasar.org
General Society of the War of 1812 GSW 1812 www.iowa1812.org UPDATED FEB 2016
General Society Sons of the Revolution G.S.S.R. www.sr1776.org
Descendants of Washington's Army at Valley Forge DVF www.valleyforgesociety.com
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War SUVCW www.iowasuvcw.org
Tomb Guard at Lincoln's Tomb, Springfield Illinois
State Assoc. for the Preservation of Iowa

Posted by Cpl Stahr on Tuesday 07 June 2016 - 07:27:54 | LAN_THEME_20

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