Monthly Archives: October 2018

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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Remembering the First World War in the Classroom

From the Canada’s History magazine.

One hundred years since the armistice that ended the Great War
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First World War Video Series

November 11, 2018, marks the hundredth anniversary of the end of the First World War. Watch our latest video series with your students to explore some of the key Canadian battles along the road to armistice. Learn more

Children of Conflict

Although Canadian children spent the war years far from the front lines, they were not mere bystanders to history — they were also active participants in a global conflict that forever altered their lives. Share with your students how young Canadians experienced the war. Read more

Veterans’ Week

During Veterans’ Week, from November 5 to 11, many Canadians will remember and honour those who served our country, as well as those who serve today. Veterans Affairs Canada offers a suite of learning materials for students to explore the idea of remembrance. Learn more

The Battle of Hill 70

In August 1917, the Canadian Corps launched a campaign to capture the strategic high point of Hill 70. Bring this story into your classroom using the Battle of Hill 70 Memorial Project’s educational resources. Learn more

Remembering the
First World War

From lesson plans and classroom activities to articles and podcasts — check out this list of resources for you and your students to explore the First World War and its legacy. Learn more

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Official Start To The Poppy Campaign

Today marks the beginning of the official poppy campaign.  In the Bay area, be sure to pick up your poppies from the following locations.

Consulate General of Canada in San Francisco – 580 California Street, 14th Floor, San Francisco, CA

Valley of the Moon at Madrone Estate Winery – 777 Madrone Rd, Glen Ellen, CA

Augie’s Montreal Deli – 875 Potter St, Berkeley, CA

Canadian Studies Program, UC Berkeley – 213 Moses Hall #2308, Berkeley, CA

Or at any event organized by the Digital Moose Lounge, C100 or the Stanford Canadian Club.