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Both of these flagholders were found in the Scranton 
PA area. I am guessing at Sons of Veterans as name.
Is this related to the Sons of Union Veterans or is it
an entirely different organization? 

ubj:  S of V
Date: 08/13/2000 2:34:23 AM Eastern Daylight Time
From: (J Russell White)

I still working on the others you posted today.  You had a question mark by S of V and wondered if it was related to SUV.  Yep, it had its start with the GAR - read on:  (below that is a catalog site (no photos) but has good descriptions of the medals):
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
The Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War was a creation of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) which was formed in 1866. Wanting to pass on its heritage, the GAR in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania created a Corps of Cadets in 1878 which later became the Sons of Veterans of the United States of America (SV). This latter organization was formed in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on November 12, 1881. The SV units functioned much as National Guard units and actually served along with state militia during the Spanish American War. In 1904, the SV elected to become a patriotic education society and in 1925
changed its name to Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (SUVCW). However, to keep the military aspect alive, the SUVCW created within the organization the Sons of Veterans Reserve (SVR) which was carried on the Army rolls as a Reserve contingent. Some SVR units served with the Army during World War I. After World War I, the SVR was listed as a training company of the U.S. Army. In more recent years, the SVR's mission has become historic, ceremonial, and commemorative. Prior to disbanding and before the death of its last member, the GAR officially designated the SUVCW as its successor and heir to its remaining property. On August 20, 1954, the SUVCW was officially incorporated by an Act of Congress by the passing of Public Law 605 of the second session of the 83rd Congress
71. KCB140 - This is a Sons of Veterans Ribbon from Fruitland, Iowa. The pin bar attachment reads,"S of V."
It's on black silk measuring about eight inches in length. Camp No. 200. Honor the Noble Dead. Perfect condition. $65

75. KCB40 A very nice Sons of Veterans ribbon from the Des Moines, Iowa Burnside Camp No. 21. The ribbon is perfect black silk about nine inches in length. The brass bar pin attachment reads, "S of V. In Memoriam." Perfect condition. $65

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