With the passing of the years, as the Great Commander reduced the ranks of the Veterans of the War of ’98, a new source of strength was coming to the front to lend a helping hand.
As the services of the Veterans of 1861 to 1865 is kept crystal clear by their sons, so, too, will the long and arduous service rendered by the Veterans of 1898 to 1902 be kept bright in the minds of men by the Sons of Spanish American War Veterans.
The Sons of Spanish American War Veterans was organized in the Spring of 1927. The tenets of the organization are to perpetuate the memories of the men who served honorably in the War with Spain, the Philippine Insurrection and the China Relief Expedition; to carry on the fight for adequate and equitable legislation for the Veterans of '98 and for those widows and dependent minors in State and National Legislatures; and to concentrate their strength behind drives to keep this a land where the ideals of Washington, Lincoln and the Veterans own McKinley might always hold sway.
Not least in this enumeration of its objects, is the aim to have its members so conduct themselves at all times under all circumstances as to make their veteran fathers proud to call them “Sons” and give into their care a heritage that is second to none!
Freedom. That condition enjoyed by the people of this nation through the leadership of George Washington and which the Spanish - American War Veterans in their youth carried to the people of Cuba.
Patriotism. The love of ones country that inspired the Volunteers of 1898 to forsake all ties of home and business and offer their lives, if necessary, to bring liberty to an oppressed people struggling against tyranny.
Humanity. That sense of duty to our fellow men which animated our fathers in the performance of duty, that relieved the starvation in Puerto Rico, took happiness to the Philippines, provided for the open door in China, and stamped out yellow fever in our Southern States.
This site is not all-inclusive. It does not contain all the written material and records in regards to the Spanish American War, the Philippine Insurrection, and the China Relief Expedition, the United States Armed Forces, and the United Spanish War Veterans and their Auxiliaries. Despite ongoing research by our Brothers, this site may not have the information you're looking for. When possible, we will try and provide guidance, however failing that, we encourage you to 'read more about it' at your local library, historical society and university.
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