[FINAL REMINDER] Request for Participation – “I Joined” Membership Campaign

In 2020, as a way to get membership engaged all across the country, Dominion Command of the Royal Canadian Legion engaged in an “I Joined” campaign.  In preparation for a membership drive that we are going to undertake in the Fall, US Branch 25 – representing the San Francisco Bay Area – is replicating this campaign.

Our members are the lifeblood of the Royal Canadian Legion.  Without your support, we could not do all we do to honour, support, and remember Canada’s veteran and their families.  We invite you to share why you joined the Legion.  For some it may be to give back to those who served, to honour family members, or to support our branch and communities.  So tell us your Legion story!  Why did you join the Legion?  What do you like about being a member?  What is your favourite Legion memory?  Please visit https://tinyurl.com/branch25-ijoined/ to contribute your own story, and be sure to upload a photo of yourself or our branch to accompany your story – or even a video.

If you visit https://www.legion.ca/news/articles/2019/11/28/in-their-own-words-why-our-members-joined-the-royal-canadian-legion you can see the stories of nine of our comrades from the Dominion Command campaign.  Some of the videos that were produced included:

Here are some examples that have already been submitted from our own Branch:

If you have any questions, please let us know.

News Release: A Message of Gratitude to Law Enforcement Officers and their Families on Canada’s Police and Peace Officers’ National Memorial Day, September 26, 2021

An item from the Merchant Navy Commemorative Theme Project.

Dear Sir/Madam:

Please find attached the News Release: A Message of Gratitude to Law Enforcement Officers and their Families on Canada’s Police and Peace Officers’ National Memorial Day, September 26, 2021, for reference.

My very best regards,

Stéphane Ouellette
President and Chief Executive Officer
Merchant Navy Commemorative Theme Project (MNCTP)/
Colonel John Gardam Lifetime Achievement Award

E-mail: ouellettes@rogers.com
Website: www.alliedmerchantnavy.com


Do you want a chance to win a MINI? 🚗

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RBLI are excited to announce our first ever Raffle to win a brand new MINI!

You can now buy tickets for just £1 to enter Tommy’s MINI Mission and be in with a chance of winning this fun and iconic car. The lucky winner will even be able to have the fabulous prize in a colour of their choice!

The raffle has just launched this month and will run until March 31st 2022, with all funds raised going towards RBLI’s new Centenary Village; our ambitious capital project creating high-quality facilities and services to support vulnerable people. This project will offer state-of-the-art disability-adapted apartments, assisted-living, family homes, extra specialist dementia care, and a new two storey community centre complete with an IT learning suite and fully accessible gym; all intended to provide support to those who need it, now and for decades to come.

Want to be in with a chance of winning a brand new MINI?
Thank you for your ongoing support for RBLI.
Tommy’s MINI Mission Car Raffle has been kindly supported by BMW Arden.
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Announcing Bells of Peace 2021 – A WWI Remembrance

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Uncle Sam wants you to toll the bells

Join us for Bells of Peace 2021

Toll “Bells of Peace” on 11/11 at 11am local time, and honor all those who served and sacrificed in WWI.

Bells of Peace is a U.S. national bell tolling remembrance that was created in collaboration with the Society of the Honor Guard, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (SHGTUS) to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the World War I Armistice, November 11, 2018.

The Doughboy Foundation has since promoted Bells of Peace as an annual remembrance of those who served in WWI and of the moment when the guns fell silent, and bells tolled in Europe… on the 11th day of the 11th month, at the 11th hour in 1918.


By registering for Bells of Peace 2021, you can include and share your organization’s logo as a participant. We will keep you updated on relevant news and information about the event and your participation and tagged social media posts will go into the archive of participation.

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“Here Rests in Honored Glory…”

2021 marks the 100th anniversary of the interment ceremonies officiated by President Warren G. Harding when an unknown soldier from WWI was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery establishing the hallowed Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on November 11, 1921.

This year as we toll the Bells of Peace at 11am local on 11/11, we will also reflect on this solemn event triggered by America’s participation in WWI.

TUS Centennial Commemoration

Bells of Peace Participation App

Participation App

Download the free Bells of Peace Participation App.

  • An easy way to register your participation.
  • A countdown timer until 11am local on 11/11 local time.
  • Select a bell and manually toll it at 11am or have it auto toll 21 times at the appointed time.
  • Have several people use their smartphones together to create a group bell tolling. Mix it with other acoustic bells for a truly memorable 21 peal remembrance of those who served and serve.
  • If  you are a teacher, use the Bells of Peace Participation app to involve your students in the history and meaning of Veterans Day in an engaging and experiential way.
  • Share your Bells of Peace event with all the other participants through the App using the built-in social sharing channel.

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Link in your own Social Media posts

Even if you don’t use the Bells of Peace Participation App, you can tag your social media posts with #BellsOfPeace and we will bring them into our aggregator to share with everyone. We scan for posts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Youtube with #BellsOfPeace. Your posts will appear on the Bells of Peace website and in the App for all to see how you remember.

This year we will also be scanning for #TUS100 honoring the Centennial of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

Our Bells of Peace participation archive goes all the way back to 2018 with hundreds of great posts from our participants.Check it out. and just keep clicking MORE.

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If you have questions or need help with your participation reach out through: