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