Monthly Archives: October 2018

Great War Remembered | Painter of Urban Life | Our Latest Top Sellers | New and Recent Military Histories

Note the Great War items below in this edition of Canada’s History.

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Canadians during conflict

As Canadians prepare to mark the centenary of the cessation of hostilities for the First World War, we present a list of recently published books about Canadian military history.

Besides a number of books about aspects of the Great War, the list includes titles about the Second World War, the Korean War, and beyond. Their authors consider not only various aspects of battle and conflict but also war’s impacts upon soldiers, families and Canadian communities. See the full list here.

Great War’s legacy

Author and historian Tim Cook will deliver the Riley Lecture in Canadian History on November 1 at the University of Winnipeg, where he will speak on the topic “The Great War’s Legacy at 100 Years.”

Cook is the Great War historian at the Canadian War Museum and has received several awards for his books. His latest is The Secret History of Soldiers: How Canadians Survived the Great War.

Admission is free for the event that takes place from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. on November 1 at Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall on the third floor of the university’s Centennial Hall.

Painter of urban life

This month we have a great fall giveaway courtesy of Firefly Books. All recipients of the Reading Den are automatically entered to win one of three copies of Peter Clapham Sheppard: His Life and Work, by Tom Smart, along with a beautiful poster featuring one of Sheppard’s paintings.

Sheppard was a contemporary and colleague of members of the Group of Seven and played a leading role in early 20th-century Canadian art. His major works explore the life and tumult of major cities, including Toronto, Montreal and New York.

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  6. Embattled Nation: Canada’s Wartime Election
  7. The Secret History of Soldiers
  8. Mapmaker: Philip Turnor in Rupert’s Land
  9. Art Deco Architecture Across Canada
  10. The Endless Battle: The Fall of Hong Kong
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We did it!

From the There But Not There organization.

With your help, we did it!
In our newsletter on Friday, we asked for your support in our campaign to convince the Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond to return the VAT charged on our Tommies.

We are delighted to say that in the Budget Mr Hammond announced that a donation equivalent to the VAT will be made. There has never been a better time to buy a 10″ Tommy, knowing they have never been more valuable to our charity.

We are incredibly grateful for your support and would like to thank everyone who signed the petition and wrote to their MP.

Tommies available in WH Smith
We are also happy to say that our 10″ Tommies and Tommy lapel pins are now available in WH Smith high street stores!

If you prefer to buy in person or just want to make sure you get a pin or a Tommy in time for Remembrance Day, pop into your local store and pick one up!

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33 Ranelagh Gardens, Royal Hospital Chelsea
Royal Hospital Road, London, SW3 4SR

October 2018 Mission Matters Newsletter

From the Wreaths Across America organization.

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What makes us Americans? What does it mean to be Free? These questions seem to come up often in my discussions over the years.

As we pause as a nation this Veterans’ Day to say Thank You to our service members who have fought and still fight to uphold American values, I encourage you to look deeper into your own family history and share the stories of your own heritage. By sharing our history, we are able to TEACH the next generation. With the Wreaths Across America program, the memory of each veteran is kept alive through the saying of their names and by being a witness for those who have come before us.

Join us this November in sharing this history. Please submit a story or details about a veteran from your family, or submit your answer to the questions posed above here or by clicking the button below.

In order to help the next generation map their future, it is important to remind them of their heritage, which is the past.

Remember, Honor, Teach

With gratitude,
Karen Worcester
Executive Director

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Available November 12th!
Patriot Pairs provides the opportunity to send holiday greetings to loved ones, while keeping our veterans and their families in our hearts and minds during the season.
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It’s not what we do,but WHY we do it.
During the Wreaths Across America Virtual Convoy from Washington, D.C. in September, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Wayne Hanson, shared the story behind his unwavering motivation and commitment to serve the mission to remember, honor and teach.
As an Army wife and granddaughter of a WWII veteran, Julie takes solace in knowing that she is a part of something bigger that will be around long after she is gone and that those she loved who served will not be forgotten. “WAA does not just honor the veterans we take it a step further and make sure that their stories are remembered as well!”
This year, there will be a WAA participating cemetery in every state and at more than 20 overseas locations. You can look up your local cemetery, city or state on the website to find the nearest participating location to you and get involved!
Wreaths Across America Radio: New Morning Show & Radio Host!
Beginning in early November, airing weekdays from 6-9AM, tune in to hear our new WAA morning show hosted by Michael W. Hale. News for and about veterans!
Sponsor Veterans’ Wreaths
We’re on a mission to remember, honor and teach. Join us by sponsoring a wreath to be placed in honor of a veteran this December. We’ll ensure that their sacrifice is remembered yet again and passed on to a new generation of Americans.
Connect With Us:
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Phone: 1 (877) 385 9504

Wreaths Across America HQ, 4 Point Street, Columbia Falls, ME 04623

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Pick Up Your Poppy At Augie’s Montreal Smoke Meat

From Augie’s Montreal Smoke Meat

Come down and get a poppy for your lapel to honor veterans during the lead up to Remembrance Day aka Veterans Day in the States. All donations go to the local chapter of the Canadian legion. During the next two weeks all veterans will get a special discount in appreciation of your service.


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Reminder! SF Presidio Concert: California State Military Reserve Band WW I tribute

From the California World War I Historical Association.

The World War One Historical Association 
SF Presidio Band Concert: “Over There”
California State Military Reserve Band
Thursday, Nov 15, 07:00 PM – 08:30 PM 
50 Moraga Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94129
At the Presidio of San Francisco, military bands supported the ceremonial functions of the Army – from providing signals for maneuvers to sounding reveille. They also became an essential part of Bay Area culture, performing public concerts everywhere from seaside amusement parks to major civic occasions. In fact, musical luminaries – from trumpeter Chet Baker to members of the legendary Dave Brubeck Octet  got their start in the Presidio’s Sixth Army Band.
California State Military Reserve Band
Commemorating the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day that ended World War I, there will be a special presentation by CW2 (CA) James Lamb and the California State Military Reserve Band evoking the spirit of the era. When the US entered the war in 1917, the Presidio sent three regular Army and one California National Guard infantry regiments that were deployed for overseas duty “over there.” These ranged from units like the 16th, which was with General Pershing (former Commander of the 8th Infantry Brigade at the Presidio) and was one of the first regiments to arrive in France with the “Big Red One”, to the 6th regular and 159th National Guard regiments that were deployed as replacement units, to the 63rd that made it as far as Maryland when the war abruptly ended days before they were to embark. The presentation will blend narrative, images, and video with live performances of the music that was important and unique to each regiment.
Presidio Information on Event Registration: 
Events are free and open to all but due to space constraints registration is required. Please note that registering does not guarantee admission. Registered guests will be offered priority seating that will be honored until 15 minutes before the start of the event. After that time, seating will become available to all on a first-come, first-served basis, regardless of registration. Please do not print a paper ticket. If you have registered, your name will be on the guest list at the entrance. You will be checked in upon arrival.
If an event has “sold out” but you’d still like to try to attend, by all means come join our line for those without reservations. Fifteen minutes prior to the event, we will open the doors to this line and will invite guests to enter until capacity has been reached.
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Get Behind There But Not There this month!

From the “There But Not There” organization.

Get behind us this month!
It has been a very busy month here at Remembered HQ. We launched in Australia and we been overwhelmed by the support for our petition asking HMRC to return the VAT on on our Tommies! 
Help us save our VAT
After nearly a year of dedicated fundraising, we will have to pay more in VAT to HMRC than to our beneficiary charities. The money that is currently earmarked for the Treasury could make such an impact on the lives of veterans and those who need support.

You can help us in two ways:

  1. Sign and share our petition asking Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond to return the VAT
  2. Our request has been tabled as an Early Day Motion by the Right Honourable Ruth Smeeth MP and we need your help to get signatures. You can find out who your MP is here and email them, asking them to support Early Day Motion 1740. It only takes 5mins to find your MP and let them know why this is important to their constituents

Thank you so much for your support!

Our Australian Launch
We are delighted to announce that There But Not There has launched in Australia!

Our silhouettes are now appearing all over Sydney, to commemorate the Australian men and women who died in the First World War.

If you are based in Australia, we would love you to send us pictures of the ‘Diggers’ you spot around the country in the run up to Remembrance Day.

Australian purchases of our 10″ ‘Digger Figures’ raises money for The Invictus Games Foundation and The Returned and Services League of Australia (RSL). If you’re an Australian reader, you can purchase your Digger on our website.

If you have Australian family or friends, please do forward this newsletter to them – we’d love to see their pictures!

Fundraising Day
On Wednesday 10th October, the Remembered team and many brilliant volunteers spent the day at various tube stations across London, sellingpin badges and raising money.

We are delighted to announce that we raised over £19,000! So we want to say a massive thank you to our volunteers and to everyone who donated.

Tommy Stories
We recently went to visit several people to talk about why their Tommy was important for them and have been sharing the videos over the last couple of weeks.

This week, we meet Jamie, a primary school teacher who uses our educational resources to get his students thinking about the different men who fought and the nature of sacrifice.

Last week, we met Martin, as he trained for the Invictus Games and shared how important the support of military charities has been for him and his family. This week, he won gold in the Men’s Heavyweight IP6, lifting 206kg – the heaviest weight the Invictus Games has ever seen lifted!

We also met Joyce, who never met her uncles who fought in the First World War and loves sharing her family stories with her grandchildren.If you haven’t seen them yet, we really encourage you to watch – they are a powerful and poignant reminder of why we do what we do.

October Updates
On the Remembered Podcast this month, we have spoken to:
Tom Lacey about his grandfather’s post-war recovery
Robin Clutterbuck about the global theatres of war
Stephen Bourne about the experience of black and gay communities
Guy de Beaujeu about bringing Journey’s End to the big screenYou can subscribe to the podcast via SoundCloudStitcher and iTunes and we would really appreciate you leaving a review as this helps us spread the word.

We’ll be back next month with more news and stories. In the meantime, don’t forget you can follow us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram for more regular updates.

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