Paul Nelson, left, of Hancock receives the National Meritorious Service Award of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War from Department Junior Vice Commander Dale Aurand, center, and Camp No. 266 Commander Patrick Kennedy of Menominee. The award was one of only three in the nation and the only one in the Department of Michigan. Nelson is a charter member of Camp 266 and has served the camp as secretary/treasurer since 1999. In addition, Kennedy presented past Junior Vice Commander Frank Johnson of Marquette with the Brother of the Year Award. Aurand also installed the camp's 2013 officers, including Commander Dewey Jones, Senior Vice Commander LeRoy Wyatt, Junior Vice Commander Leonard Braamse, Nelson as secretary/treasurer and council members Gary White, Patrick Kennedy and
Thomas Spencer. For more information on the SUVCW, visit its website at www.suvcw.org/.