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Welcome to our website! We’re glad you chose to visit us.

The Society of the Grand Army of the Republic (SoGAR) is a historical, educational, and patriotic organization and a 501(c)3 charity founded in 2017. Our fraternal society is dedicated to advancing an understanding of the Civil War.


SoGAR is responsible for the restoration of the GAR Monument in Patchogue, as well as the placement of historic roadside markers for our Citizen Soldier in Patchogue, for Civil War General Regis deTrobriand in Sayville, and for General Nathaniel McLean in Bellport. We obtained the new government headstone for forgotten Civil War sailor Alfred Griffin and then honored him with a dedication ceremony in Hauppauge, NY. Please see the news links below to learn more about our efforts.

SoGAR actively works to identify local Civil War Veterans, honoring and restoring their graves. We research their military units’ histories and explore how the Civil War impacted our communities. Our purposes are detailed on this web page.

Excepting July and August, our meetings are held at 7:00 PM on the third Wednesday of the month at the VFW Hall on Edwards Street in Patchogue, New York. Please join our mailing list (see box above) to receive meeting reminders and other announcements. We hope to see you soon!

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CURRENT
OFFICERS

​Thomas Badamo

Director General

 

Paul Brinkman

Vice Director General

 

Aniella Badamo

Secretary General

 

Joseph Vermaelen

Chief of Staff & Treasurer General

 

George Munkenbeck

Chaplain General

 

Bruce Weidenburner

Adjutant General

Kathleen Vermaelen

Signal Corps General

Daniel Prunty

Graves Registration General

Scott McKendrick

Aide de Camp

Updated 25 Jun 2023

UPCOMING
EVENTS

DECEMBER 27, 2023

SoGAR HOLIDAY PARTY

VFW Hall, Patchogue, NY

4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

All members are invited to join us for merry-making at our annual potluck supper party!

NOVEMBER 24, 2023

HONORING GENERAL MCLEAN

Woodland Cemetery, 100 Station Road, Bellport, NY

We will place wreaths at the General's gravesite, then unveil a new historic roadside marker honoring his service to our country.

SEPTEMBER 30 - OCTOBER 1, 2023

CIVIL WAR WEEKEND

Islip Grange, Sayville, NY

Hosted by our friends, the 67th NY Infantry Long Island Volunteers. If you missed us at the fair last weekend, come see us!

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