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.

 

 Veteran's Home

 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-grandchildren of Alonzo Newton.

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.

The ceremony was concluded by the Bucklin American Legion Post 57 giving 3 volleys with a firing team of 7, immediately following was the playing of taps in the far distance.
 
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Pictures (Top to Bottom, Left to Right) - DUV members: Sandy Swadley, Gail Shoush, Joanne Gaine, Marilyn Freeman, Marianne Nelson, Mary Kitchen, Linda Haley, Merlyn Amedei, Mary Ann Wilson, and Ruth Masten. Alonzo Newton's descendants: great granddaughter Marianne Nelson with her children and grandchildren. Nelson Family - great-great-great grandchildren of Alonzo Newton. Next 2 pictures - Bucklin American Legion Post 57 (several of the American Legion Post 57 members are spouses of Tent 23 sisters). Harold Carothers playing TAPS. (Photos used with permission.)