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Remembering Union Veterans

 

Last updated 5/31/2019 at 1:20am

Al Canales photo

Senior Vice President Dawn Byrd-Beresovoy, left, and President Lynette Harmon-Canales, members of Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War, Mary Jane Safford Tent No. 92 of Temecula, honor eight Union Civil War veterans' graves at Laurel Cemetery in Murrieta.

TEMECULA – Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War, Mary Jane Safford Tent No. 92 of Temecula, is a lineage-based organization that perpetuates the memories and history of their ancestral fathers, who served in the Civil War to preserve the Union.

President Lynette Harmon-Canales and Senior Vice President Dawn Byrd-Beresovoy honored eight Union Civil War veterans buried at Laurel Cemetery in Murrieta. Roll call began with the reading of the names of the soldiers and ringing the bell. Afterward, they placed flags and a penny on the graves of Pvt. Lyman W. Ashley, Pvt. Abram Burnett, Cpl. John E. Cheney, Sgt. George Fezler, Pvt. Aaron Garringer, quartermaster Peter McDonald, Pvt. William Tower and Cpl. Henry Zimmerman.

"Who will tell the world the story, when the boys in blue are gone?" John Hendrick said in his poem "When the Boys in Blue Are Gone."

Contact the president at (951) 303-8800 or visit their website at http://www.duvcw.org for more information.

Submitted by Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War.

 

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