DUV Virtual Meeting – February 12, 2021 Presentation – “Wreaths Across America: What it IS and What it ISN’T”

Our guest to present this program is Brenda Kaesler. Since April of 2015, Brenda has been actively
growing in her role with Wreaths Across America. In 2016 she accepted the
challenge of Co-Location Leader for Miramar National Cemetery in San Diego,
and Location Leader in 2018. Seeing her solution-oriented mindset, Wreaths
Across America invited her to their headquarters in Maine for training and to join
14 other Location Leaders from across the country forming the Solution-Oriented
Wreaths Advisory Team (SWAT).

It was her involvement with WAA that led to becoming a Daughter of the American
Revolution in March 2018. DAR California State Regent Susan Broderick
appointed her the 2020 – 2022 State Vice Chair of Service for Veterans-Wreaths
Across America, and she was recently appointed by the DAR President General to
serve as National Vice Chair of that committee.

Wreaths Across America

Friday, November 22, 2019

The Santa Barbara Cemetery will be an Official Location for the 2019 National Wreaths Across America Day, December 14, 2019.

This holiday season Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War (DUVCW), Laura Belle Stoddard Tent 22, will join with millions of volunteers throughout the country to honor our nation’s military veterans by participating in Wreaths Across America Day.  At 10:00 am on December 14th, following a brief ceremony at the Santa Barbara Cemetery located at 901 Channel Drive, wreaths will be distributed amongst the gravesites of Fallen Veterans and those who served in our armed services.  The Santa Barbara Cemetery is one of nearly 2,000 participating locations that come together across the country every year in December to Remember, Honor and Teach.

The public is invited to sponsor the purchase of wreaths for $15 each, volunteer to help distribute wreaths, and is also encouraged to attend the brief ceremony at the Santa Barbara Cemetery. 

Wreaths may be purchased from DUVCW Laura Belle Stoddard Tent 22’s “Three for Two” program:  https://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/CA0525    

For every two wreaths sponsored, a third will be donated for placement at a veteran’s final resting spot at the beautiful Santa Barbara Cemetery.  The deadline for the purchase of a wreath(s) is December 2, 2019. 

For more information about Wreaths Across America: www.wreathsacrossamerica.org 

For more information about Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War (DUVCW), Laura Belle Stoddard Tent 22:  https://duvcwsbar.org

Media contacts:

Amber Caron                                                                                       Mary E Hall

207-513-6457                                                                                     805-895-8589 acaron@wreathsacrossamerica.org


Blue – Gray Luncheon, November 8, 2019

A meeting of members and friends of the Phoebe Yates Pember Chapter #2532 United Daughters of the Confederacy and the Laura Belle Stoddard Tent 22, Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War 1865.

26th Annual Blue-Gray Luncheon, Friday, November 8, 2019, at 11:30 a.m.

Program:  Stories from WWII (1939-1945)

80 years later – What is relevant today?

Speakers Lt. John W. Blankenship, USN (retired) founding director of Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation

and Special Guest Lt. Col. Travis Buehner, Commanding Officer UCSB ROTC

For more information, please contact Mary E. Hall mhall33@gmail.com


Blue-Gray Luncheon

Friday, November 9, 2018, 11:30 a.m.
A meeting of members and friends of the Phoebe Yates Pember Chapter #2532 United Daughters of the Confederacy and the Laura Belle Stoddard Tent 22, Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War. Our program will be “Civil War Surgery and the Evolution of American Medicine.” Dr. Serge C. Kaska, Orthopedic Surgeon, will present the status of medicine during the Civil War, the problems confronting medical practitioners, the names of major players in the efforts to provide and improve care for the wounded and the rapid advances in medical practices that set the stage for the emergence of modern medicine.

Contact kaska@lifesci.ucsb.edu Debbie Kaska for more information.

March 9, 2018

Program: Civil War Antiques Roadshow.
As Senior Vice President Debbie Kaska explained in her e-mail,”You are invited to share any treasured item that relates to the Civil War, your veteran ancestor or that period in history.”
If you are fortunate enough to have a Civil War treasure to share, Debbie asks that you let her know prior to the meeting.
We always look forward to this unique program. Seeing these special treasures and hearing the stories behind each one is always a most interesting learning experience.

VETERANS HOME UPDATE: Just a reminder that our March meeting is the only time you have to donate snack items for the veterans living in the Veterans Home of California-Ventura.
We’re collecting individual snack items such as: candy, protein/granola bars, gum, crackers/cheese, crackers/peanut butter, small bags of nuts, dried fruit, cookies, etc.
Your donations will be delivered April 13th. So, if you’d like to participate, please bring your items to the March meeting.
Thanks again for your continued support of our veterans.

MENU: The chef has provided the following entree selections for this month:

*FISH: Mahi Mahi served with Mushroom Risotto, Seasonal Vegetables and Smoked Tomato Beurre Blanc Sauce

*CHICKEN: Chicken Breast served with Fresh Artichoke-Potato Puree, Seasonal Vegetables and Grape-Herbs Pan Sauce

*VEGETARIAN: Vegetarian Spiced Spring Cous Cous Salad with Vegetables, Saffron and Currants

*Cost for a member’s lunch is $20.00 and our guests are charged $28.00.