BROTHERS, THE 2009 NATIONAL ENCAMPMENT WAS ALL ABOUT LINCOLN

For those that attend the National Encampment in Louisville , Kentucky;

 

who can forget that horse!

 

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                FLORIDA'S MAGNIFICENT SEVEN

Attending the Nat'l Encampment, below Department Brothers Left to Right:

Camp # 4 Michael E. Farrell, SVC ; Camp # 5 Daniel W. Hans, CC, PDC ; Camp # 4 Phillip R. Hinman, CC ; Camp # 4 James G. Ward, JVC ; Camp # 8 John M. Vaughn III, SVC, PCC ; Camp # 4 Charles D. (Buck) Custer, DC ; Camp # 8 Ellis C. L. Adams

Dept. Commander & Wife
Bonnie & Buck Custer at
Pres. Lincoln's birthplace in
Hodgenville, Kentucky

Brother Ellis C L Adams is awarded
his 50 Year Service badge by the
C-in-C Medert, Dept. Cmdr. Brother
Buck Custer looks on.

Dept. of Florida arrives at the
camp-fire ceremony. We listen
to Pres. Lincoln & First Lady
Speak about their life and times  

The dapper looking fellow in the
white Tux is you know who.
Banquet Dinner Left to right
Bonnie & Buck Custer, John
Vaughn.

Banquet Dinner Center, Left to right
Carolyn & Phillip Hinman enjoy their
dinner and lively conversation.

I sure won't forget this trip anytime
soon. We all had alot of fun and
joking around. It was so good I
kind of wish I was still there. I sure
hope that next year more of us will
go to the National Encampment.
These are the good times that we'll
remember. See ya'll next year!

Camp 4 Commander & Wife
Phillip & Carolyn Hinman at
Pres. Lincoln's birthplace in
Hodgenville, Kentucky

Brother Adams gave a eloquent
acceptance speech after receiving
his 50th Anniversary Badge.

Dept. Cmdr. Bro. Buck Custer gives
"The Florida GATOR" to C-in-C Dave
Medert. I think Bro. Buck has started
a Department tradition.

Banquet Dinner Left to right
Bro. Dan Hans, Brother ?, and our
own Bro. Ellis Adams trade Civil
War storys about their ancestors

Banquet Dinner Left to right
Jim Ward and Bonnie Custer
Enjoy Story & Music by the
Bourbon City Brass

At the Banquet Dinner everyone
received a nice parting gift from
the Dept. of  Kentucky.
As you can see its a hand drawn
portrait of President Lincoln.