Monthly Archives: March 2018

Poppy print products starting at $1.75!

From the Legion Magazine.


Poppy Print Collection starting at $1.75!

HAVE YOU BROWSED OUR VIMY RIDGE COLLECTION?
Special issues, posters, artwork and labels to commemorate the Battle of Vimy Ridge.
ORDER TODAY, arrives in time for the 101st anniversary on April 9–12, 2018.

Vimy Ridge Captured!

 

 

NEW VINTAGE WAR POSTER
Vimy Ridge
Captured

Starting at $29.95

The newest addition in our
vintage war posters series!

The front page of the April 10, 1917, edition of London’s Daily Mail reports the successful capture of Vimy Ridge by the Canadian Corps, resulting in 5,816 German prisoners captured. The ridge stayed in Allied hands for the remainder of the war.

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Vimy Ridge Memorial!

 

 

 

Beautifully printed on premium stock

Starting at $29.95

These posters are available onultra-smooth white cover stock(12″ x 18″) or premium poster paper (24″ x 36″) to deliver a striking image.

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Mother Canada

 

 

 

Mother Canada

Only $34.99

Watercolour painting of the majestic statue symbolizing the mother nation, who is mourning her fallen sons on Vimy Ridge
in France, site of the Canadian Corps’ most famous engagement of the First
World War.

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Vimy Ridge Mailing Labels!
Revera

Reminder – USNSCC Arkansas Division: Paradise on the Potomac

A reminder of this up-coming fundraiser for our cadet corps.


Friends in support of

Arkansas Division and Training Ship San Francisco

of the United States Naval Sea Cadet Corps

Presents

An afternoon pier side – Hawaiian Style on the Historic Roosevelt Presidential Yacht

Paradise on the Potomac
Sunday, April 29th 2018
   3 – 5 pm

Silent Auction – Yacht Tour – Photo Opportunities – Aloha Tables – Learn the “Hoe Ana”

Pulled Pork Sliders – Paradise Punch – Bottled Water – Fresh Fruit – Delicious Desserts

4 Door Prize Drawings starting at 3:30 pm & continuing every 15 minutes thereafter.

Featuring Live Performance

Island Style – Kaitlynne and Katrin – Dancing Sisters’

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Ticket Donation $25.00 includes a FREE Opportunity Drawing Ticket

Do support the cadets with purchasing several tickets – bring a friend – pass the word.

You will be assisting them with training and uniforms needs.

For Tickets or Sponsorship: Contact Instructor Karen Freitas, USNSCC at seacadet@att.net or (209) 862-1371

By mail send check or money order payable to: Arkansas Division – Post Office Box 24902, Oakland California 94623-1902

Include a telephone number or email for ticket number confirmation.

The yacht is located at 540 Water Street – Jack London Square in Oakland

There is a parking garage for your convenience or street parking at your leisure.

Confirmation Tickets will be held at boarding starting at 2:45 pm – Dress Island Style for your comfort.

Water-borne improvised explosive devices

From the Legion Magazine.


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Climb aboard a water-borne improvised explosive device

Climb aboard a water-borne
improvised explosive device

Story by Stephen J. Thorne

Rebels in Yemen are wielding a new naval weapon on the Red Sea, but it took some time after it was first used for authorities to realize what they were dealing with. Now the weapons investigation organization Conflict Armament Research (CAR) has published the first detailed images and descriptions of what it is calling a water-borne improvised explosive device, or WBIED.

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Charge of the cavalry

Charge of the cavalry

Story by John Boileau

For thousands of years, men on horseback were an essential part of warfare. Mounted soldiers—cavalry—were scouts, reserves or attack forces, used when speed, shock action or long distances were involved. The cavalry was a proven and necessary component of most armies. That all changed in the First World War as machine guns, barbed wire, trenches, minefields and artillery barrages led to huge increases in casualties and severely restricted mobility, a key advantage of cavalry. However in March 1918, mounted Canadian soldiers launched one of warfare’s last great attacks on horseback. #LestWeForget

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This week in history
This Week in History

March 30, 1918

In a cavalry charge at Moreuil Wood, France, Lieutenant Gordon Flowerdew orders an attack on two lines of German infantry, causing heavy casualties and forcing the enemy to retire. Flowerdew is mortally wounded and posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross.

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March 2018 Mission Matters Newsletter

From the Wreaths Across America organization.


WELCOME SPRING!
At Wreaths Across America headquarters, this past winter has been the busiest yet and we couldn’t be more pleased about all the opportunities on the horizon and look forward to sharing some exciting news with you as we move forward in 2018.

With the start of April comes the Month of the Military Child. This important month of recognition was established as a way to underscore the vital role children play in the military community. As a grandmother to three boys whose father is a Marine, I can personally attest to the resilience and strength of these children and importance of community in my daughter and son-in-law’s lives.

This month we spoke with Debbie Nichols, CEO and founder of Military Children Collaborative Group, a national nonprofit based in California, to better understand the impact military deployment has on children and ways to help them cope. We are also excited to kick off our annual Month of the Military Child photo contest which will run through April 13th—Purple Up Day. Winners will be announced in the April newsletter, and you can vote for your favorites on Facebook.

Thank you for reading and sharing the mission to Remember, Honor, Teach.

With thanks,

Karen Worcester
Executive Director
Wreaths Across America

Wreaths Across America’s Traveling Education Exhibit Hits the Road
The mission to remember, honor and teach is mobile, and we hope you let us know when you see it in your community!

Wreaths Across America’s traveling education exhibit made its debut to the public at the Mid America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky, last week and is on the road again to the next destination. Learn more.

Month of The Military Child Photo Contest

April is The Month of The Military Child, and teaching the next generation the true meaning of freedom is a key part of the Wreaths Across America mission. 

Help us honor the military child by sharing photos and stories of the military children in your life. Winners will be able to select a cemetary to receive FREE Veterans’ Wreaths at Wreaths Across America Day 2018

Enter here.

DONATE TODAY

Monthly Features

FACES OF THE MISSION: Wayne Merritt, Veterans Liaison

These individuals help to make our mission a reality every day. This month, we spoke with Wayne Merritt, Veterans Liaison. Wayne Merritt, currently manages the Veterans Transportation Program based out of Wreaths Across America Headquarters in Maine.

Click here to read our interview with Wayne.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Debbie Nichols

Debbie Nichols is the Founder and CEO of Military Childrens Collaborative Group. In advance of the Month of The Military Child in April, we caught up with Debbie to learn more about when children serve, her experiences with becoming the guardian of her granddaughters when her daughter deployed, and some resources available for military children.
Click here to read her contribution.


It’s not what we do,but WHY we do it.

Becki Flowers, an illustrator, recently ran into Wayne Hanson, Chairman of the Board, Wreaths Across America. Seeing Wayne’s WAA baseball cap, Becki exclaimed “Wreaths Across America – I do that!” Becki told Wayne that her father (John Flowers, Jr., a World War II veteran inurned in the Columbarium at Arlington) was a Battle of the Bulge survivor and that she had met former WAA Board members, Edith Nowels and Sir Stanley Wojtusik while visiting the Battle of the Bulge monument at Arlington several years ago. When Edith found out that Becki’s father was a survivor, she presented Becki with one of Sir Stanley’s gold Battle of the Bulge coins.

Read the full story on the blog here. 


The Battle of the Bulge Monument as drawn by Becki Flowers
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SHOP our Vimy Ridge collection! Save 15% today only!

From the Legion Magazine.


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HAVE YOU BROWSED OUR VIMY RIDGE COLLECTION?
Special issues, posters, artwork and labels to commemorate the Battle of Vimy Ridge.
ORDER TODAY, arrives in time for the 101st anniversary from April 9–12, 2018.
SAVE 15% WITH COUPON CODE: MONDAY15
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NEW VINTAGE WAR POSTER!
Vimy Ridge
Captured

Only $19.95!

The newest addition in our
vintage war posters series!

The front page of the April 10, 1917, edition of London’s Daily Mail reports the successful capture of Vimy Ridge by the Canadian Corps, resulting in 5,816 German prisoners captured. The ridge stayed in Allied hands for the remainder of the war.

VIEW THIS POSTER

 

Vimy Ridge Captured! New Vintage War Poster!
Vimy Ridge Memorial!

 

BEST SELLER!
Vimy: The birth of a nation

Only $14.95

The hard-fought battle of Vimy Ridge is sometimes called “the birth of the nation.” It was there in April 1917 that the Canadian Corps fought together for the first time in the First World War and achieved success where others had failed.

Award winning – Canada’s Ultimate Story – Vimy: The Birth of a Nation. Commemorate Vimy Ridge with rare archival photos, war art, maps and text by
noted military historian
J.L. Granatstein.

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Vimy Ridge Memorial!

 

 

 

Beautifully printed on premium stock

Starting at $29.95

These posters are available onultra-smooth white cover stock(12″ x 18″) or premium poster paper (24″ x 36″) to deliver a striking image.

 

VIEW THIS POSTER

Mother Canada

 

 

 

Mother Canada

Only $34.99

Watercolour painting of the majestic statue symbolizing the mother nation, who is mourning her fallen sons on Vimy Ridge
in France, site of the Canadian Corps’ most famous engagement of the First
World War.

VIEW THIS POSTER

Vimy Ridge Mailing Labels!
NEW First World War Centenary Mailing Labels!

Reminder: ANZAC Day Commemorative Ceremony

ANZAC Day remembers the campaign waged by the Australian-New Zealand Army Corps in Gallipoli against the Turkish forces during World War I.  While not part of Canada at the time, one of often forgotten participants of this engagement were the Royal Newfoundland Regiment (see here and here).  This year the Royal Canadian Legion will be participating in the services below, so please join us.

Please note the location has been changed to the Log Cabin at the Presidio, San Francisco.

More information or to buy tickets at http://www.sfaussies.com/event-2788838

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