Wreaths Across America
14 Dec 2019
Wreaths Across America was observed at Missouri Veterans Cemetery Jacksonville on December 14, 2019, at 11:00 a.m.Three members of Josephine Garlock Morrow Tent #23 of Macon, Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War, attended the Ceremonies to honor and serve the veterans whose dedication and sacrifice have preserved our nation and its freedoms. Pictured above is Linda Haley, Mary Kitchen and Wilma Jobson. Photo submitted by Wilma Jobson.
Wreaths Across America wreath laid at Salisbury Parcels Cemetery for Captain Isaac Christopher Simler, Union Army, Civil War.
Photo submitted by Carol Navarro.
Tent #23 donated shirts to the Veteran's Home in Mexico, MO.
Photo submitted by Linda Haley.
Dedication Ceremony for Captain Alonzo Newton's Tombstone
1 Oct 2017
The Dedication Ceremony of the military tombstone for Captain Alonzo Newton was October 1, 2017, at 2 p.m., at Oakwood Cemetery, Macon, MO. Descendents of Captain Alonzo Newton, American Legion Post 57 Bucklin MO Color Guard, Tent 23 sisters, and guests attended the Dedication Ceremony of this Civil War soldier who died 100 years ago.
The dedication ceremony opened with the song, “America”, sung by the Nelson Family, who are the great-great-great-
The draped tombstone was uncovered by Alonzo’s great-granddaughter and Tent 23 sister, Marianne Nelson; and great-great-grandsons, Mark, Greg & Chris Nelson. Great-granddaughter, Marianne Nelson, read a tribute honoring Alonzo Newton. Alonzo was a Captain in Company H, 107th Illinois Infantry. He had formed a glee club which performed at the Lincoln-Douglas debates. Alonzo soon became a close personal friend of Abraham Lincoln.
A second patriotic song, “God Bless the USA”, was sung by the Nelson Family.