The SSAWV is a patriotic and fraternal heritage organization. Founded in 1927, it is non-profit, non-partisan, and non-sectarian. The Sons of Spanish American War Veterans was organized in the Spring of 1927. We are the legal successors of the United Spanish American War Veterans.
The primary purpose is to perpetuate the memory of the soldiers, sailors, and marines who served the United States of America between February 15, 1898, and July 4, 1902. The United Spanish War Veterans (USWV) no longer exists. The Sons of Spanish-American War Veterans (SSAWV),
chartered by the USWV in 1937 does still exist. Currently, it includes approximately hundreds of members nationwide.
The organizing of the Buckey O'Neill Camp #175 took place in November of 2022. We are the first Sons of Spanish American War Veterans Camp in the State of Arizona and are named after the famed Rough Rider "Buckey" O'Neill who was shot at the Battle of San Juan Hill. We not only work on the marking of Spanish American War Veteran graves, but we also research the burials of these veterans within the state, and are dedicated to the preservation of their history.