#onthisdate in 1917 and at this time there was a reorganization meeting of the Sons of Veterans.
The Saratogian on 10 February 1917 reported “The next Sons of Veterans meeting will be held Monday evening February 19. The Sons are reorganizing and considerable interest in the building up of the organization is being evidenced. All those who are eligible for membership are urgently requested to attend the next meeting and aid in the rehabilitating the Sons organization. An enthusiastic meeting was held Monday evening last at which time the officers were chosen. Other offices are to be appointed in the Sons are endeavoring to swell the membership roll so that a strong organization will materialize in the vicinity. Interest, it is said, ought to be evidenced at this time among qualified Sons who is patriotism is still on tap. There will be ample room to accommodate all those who wish to attend. The necessary qualification is one to be a son of a veteran.”
Sons of Veterans was a general term used in the United States at the turn of the 20th century for fraternal organizations of men whose fathers fought in the United States Civil War.