Principles and Purpose

Auxiliary Principles:
A firm belief and trust in Almighty God and realization that under his beneficent care and guidance the free institutions of our land, by the assistance and sacrifice of our veterans, have been preserved and the integrity and life of the Nation maintained.

True allegiance to the government of the United States of America, and a respect
for devotion and fidelity to its Constitution and laws, with a firm opposition to
anything that may tend to weaken loyalty, or in any manner impair the efficiency
and permanency of our nation.

Auxiliary Purpose:
We strive to assist the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil
War in keeping alive the memories of our ancestors and their sacrifices for the maintenance of the Union; to aid in caring for helpless and disabled veterans; to properly observe Memorial Day; to aid and assist worthy and needy members of
our Auxiliary; to instill true patriotism and love of country; and to spread and sustain
the doctrine of equal rights, universal liberty and justice to all.

Our Auxiliary members, on national, state, and local levels participate in ceremonies and programs to commemorate events and honor leaders and personalities of the Civil War period and events important to the history to the Grand Army of the Republic.

Representatives of the National Organization attend wreath laying ceremonies at the Lincoln Memorial on Lincoln’s birthday, February 12th in Washington, DC; Lincoln Death Day ceremonies at Lincoln’s Tomb, Springfield, Illinois on April 15th; Cathedral of the Pines, Ridge, New Hampshire at the Altar of the Nation, honoring all American war dead, in memory of departed members; and Remembrance Day program in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania at the monument of Albert Woolson, last surviving member of the Grand Army of the Republic