Monthly Archives: November 2018

C100 Events & Updates – Get Involved!

From one of our fellow Canadian organizations in the Bay area.

C100 Canadian Intern Event 
Are you a Canadian undergraduate student in the Bay Area currently on an internship? C100 invites you to our Canadian Intern Event on December 4th – a short but sweet event filled with insights from top Canadian tech leaders, raffle prizes(including 2 tickets to Cirque du Soleil’s Volta and a gift card redeemable for dinner at Nopa!)

Our amazing speakers for the evening:

Vanessa Yang
Head of Creative at Apple
Ashish Fernandez
Program Manager at Google
Join us for food, drinks, inspiring conversation, incredible raffle prizes, and make connections to support the next phase of your career!
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48 Hours in the Valley Nominations are Open!
In May 2019, C100 will bring 30 early stage companies to the SF Bay Area for our signature event 48Hrs in the Valley. This one-of-a-kind program includes mentorship, thought partnership, and venture guidance from experts and peers. C100 has hosted over 250 companies at 48Hrs since the program’s inception in 2010.

48Hrs applications are by nomination. You may be nominated by a C100 Partner,Charter Member, or 48Hrs Alum in your network.

Applications are reviewed by committee on a rolling basis. The first committee review is next week, please nominate and/or apply before Dec 3rd to be considered in the first round.

C100 Hosted Breakfast Panel in Toronto for 48Hrs Alumni
This past Friday C100 hosted and incredible group of 48Hrs in the Valley alumni for a power breakfast panel at the Shopify office in Toronto. Our guest panelists Dominic Perri (C100 Charter Member and Director of Biz Dev at Dropbox) and Nilam Ganenthiran (Chief Business Officer, Instacart) not only shared some great perspectives, but also got the group pumped up to take on the day. We can’t wait to host another. Stay tuned for updates on more events like this in 2019!
The Logic, Canada’s best source for in-depth reporting on the innovation economy, is coming to San Francisco as part of The Information Accelerator program. To celebrate, The Logic is offering C100 community members a special 25% discount on annual subscriptions. Just press the button below and enter the following promo code at checkout: C100.
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You can also sign up here for the free Daily Briefing newsletter to keep up with the most important innovation news.
Partner Announcement: Silicon Valley Bank
Silicon Valley Bank is a valued partner of C100 and for the first time ever, SVB is including Canada in its annual Startup Outlook Survey.

If you are an executive at a Canadian tech and healthcare company, we encourage you to take 10 minutes to answer the survey so SVB’s report can accurately capture the vibrancy of Canadian tech industry. Survey closes on November 30th.

Take the Suvey Before Nov 30th Here!
What Do You Want to See from C100 in 2019?
As the end of the year nears and a new year inches closer, the C100 team is reflecting on all of the events hosted, programs run, and connections made in 2018. It was a big year for C100 and 2019 looks to be even bigger.

As we continue to explore new programming please don’t hesitate to share your ideas with us. We simply can’t do what we do without you.

Thanks for a great year and we look forward to hearing your ideas.

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CAN Announcements

A newsletter from one of our fellow Canadian organizations in the Bay area.

Canadian Studies Announcements
Last Colloquium of the Semester Dec 4
Join Canadian Studies for the final Colloquium of the Fall 2018 Semester. Three outstanding young scholars will present their work, followed by Q&A.
PhD Candidate, Civil/Environmental Engineering
“Water-driven methane transport in Burns Bog, British Columbia, Canada.”
PhD Candidate, Architecture
“The Reparative Logics of World War II Confinement Camp Preservation: British Columbia, Alaska and Hawaiʻi in Context”
Postdoctoral Scholar, Berkeley Law
“A Spirit of Liberty That is Dangerous to the Republic: The World Louisiana Slaves Encountered in France (1818-1848)”
Canadian Studies Colloquium
11:30 AM, Tuesday December 4
223 Moses Hall
The below comes to us from our friends at the C-100
C100 is hosting an open event for Canadian Interns in the Bay Area
C100 is a global community of influential Canadians in technology who are committed to supporting, inspiring, and connecting the most promising Canadian entrepreneurial leaders. Driven by our community commitment, we aim to empower the next generation of successful companies by providing mentorship, community, connections and thought leadership.
On December 4th, C100 will host a Canadian Intern Event for Canadian interns in the Bay Area. This free event is for co-op/intern students across several universities from Canada who are finishing up their fall internships. The event will attract Canadian interns with the goal of providing opportunities for students to network and learn from both peers and professional Canadian speakers in the tech industry.
The C100 is looking forward to hosting an amazing group of interns with the goal of providing opportunities for students to network and learn from both peers and professional Canadian speakers in the tech industry!
Here’s what to expect:
  • Engaging keynotes from top Canadian tech leaders (Be inspired)
  • Interactive panels (Raise your hand)
  • Funny Icebreaker (Meet other interns)
  • Meal and drinks (Did someone say free food)
  • Grand raffle prizes (Test your luck – seriously you don’t want to miss these – prizes valued up to $200 each!)
DATE: Tuesday, December 4th, 2018
TIME: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
WHERE: San Francisco Bay Area (Specific location details will be shared with participants 1 week before the event).
This event is open to all Canadian interns in the Bay Area. RSVP to save your spot here. For any questions or inquiries, please contact for more information.
Don’t miss this incredible intern only event and end your internship the right way!
The Below comes to us from our friends at the University of Winnipeg
Postdoctoral Fellow in History with a focus on German-Canadian migration or Canadian-German relations
The Chair in German-Canadian Studies at the University of Winnipeg invites qualified candidates to apply for the one-year Postdoctoral Fellow position in History with a focus on German-Canadian migration or Canadian-German relations. Application Deadline: 30 March 2019. Position Start: 1 July 2019 or 1 August 2019.
Applicants may have completed doctoral research on any aspect of Canadian history, German history, or any other national history, or transnational history with any focus such as gender, class, race, environment, economics, law, empire, etc. Applicants are expected to develop a self-generated program of research that explores a German-Canadian aspect of their doctoral work. Alternatively, applicants way wish to begin a new research project that focuses on the German-Canadian perspective of a broader issue (refugee history, business history, international relations, etc.). Previous research in German-Canadian Studies is not a requirement. The Postdoctoral Fellow position in History with a focus on German-Canadian migration or Canadian-German relations is made possible by a generous donation from the Spletzer Family Foundation.
The Postdoctoral Fellow position is open to scholars at an early stage of their academic careers (within ten years of completing their Ph.D.). The position is open to international applicants.
  • Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. in history or other field relevant to history.
  • Postdoctoral Fellow will conduct original research on a topic in German-Canadian history (migration, ethnicity, white settler colonialism, whiteness studies, international relations, transnational networks, transcultural encounters, gender, working-class, economic history, etc.).
  • International applicants will have to apply for a work permit from Citizenship and Immigration Canada upon approval of position.
  • Postdoctoral Fellow must reside in Winnipeg for the duration of the position.
  • Postdoctoral Fellow must present their findings to the wider research community at the end of the position tenure.
  • $50,000.00 over 12 months.
  • $1,469.00 research costs
  • Office space (shared)
  • UW Library privileges
Applicants should send a cover letter, proposal with timeline, and curriculum vitae to the Chair in German-Canadian Studies at the University of Winnipeg:
Deadline: 30 March 2019
Announcement of results: 15 April 2019
Located in the heart of Treaty 1 Territory and the traditional homelands of the Métis Nation, The University of Winnipeg is a diverse, multicultural urban campus committed to academic excellence, community engagement, and social and environmental sustainability.
The University of Winnipeg is committed to employment equity, welcomes diversity in the workplace, and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of racialized communities, indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.
Thank you so much!
Karen Brglez, M.A.
Program Assistant
German-Canadian Studies
University of Winnipeg
Phone: 204-786-9009
Canadian Studies Program
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Canadian Studies Program | Univ. of California, Berkeley213 Moses Hall #2308Berkeley, CA 94720


Canadian happenings in the Bay Area

From one of our fellow Canadian organizations in the Bay area.

Are you new to California? “…there is a community feel in a lot of neighborhoods so be a little brave and I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised as to how warm and kind the majority of Americans are,” says Sayona Kahnamooei Freeman. Read our Blog and meet Sayona!

PLUS find out what’s happening in the region.

Saturday, Dec 1st – Film Screening: Elliot: The Littlest Reindeer
Tuesday, Dec 4th – Networking: Canadian Intern Event

What about 2019?!
Jan 8th-23rd – Theatre: Come From Away (discount!)
Saturday, Feb 16th – Hockey: Canucks play the Sharks!
Thursday, March 7th – Hockey: Canadiens play the Sharks!

Enjoy more news and all the event details below!

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Canadian Profiles: Sayona 

We are thrilled to introduce a new series on our DML Blog featuring Canadians from the Bay Area Canadian community. Recent transplant (Toronto to San Jose) and DML volunteer, Dorin Greenwood, took it upon herself to meet some fascinating Canadians and will be sharing their stories on our Blog. The first one, featuring Sayona Kahnamooei Freeman is now posted.

New York Times: The Canada Letter
What SHOULD Canada do about 24 Sussex Dr.?

Digital Moosers cheer on the Leafs and the Sharks
Close to 100 folks gathered recently to watch the Toronto Maple Leafs take on the San Jose Sharks. The Leafs won, and everyone had a great time perched above one of the goal ends in their VIP seats. Mike Wilson, the Ultimate Leafs Fan even stopped by to share some stories and gather new ones. Check out the pictures on our Facebook album.

Looking ahead… Canadian talent alert
Halifax’s Ben Kaplan – Folk Musician – performs at the Bing Concert Hall (Stanford) onMarch 16, 2019.

OCM’s Quarterly Folio
One Capital Management’s Autumn Folio highlights the Free Trade agreement between The United States, Canada and Mexico as well as a look back of the how we got here.(Sponsored content).

More upcoming events
in the community…

Saturday, Dec 1st

Awesometown Entertainment of Toronto has produced a heart-warming Christmas animation about a horse that dreams of being one of Santa’s reindeer, and it’s coming to the Lark Theatre in Marin County! Elliot: The Littlest Reindeer features the all-star voice talent of Josh Hutcherson, Samantha Bee, Martin Short, Morena Baccarin, Jeff Dunham and John Cleese.

Tuesday, Dec 4th

Calling all Bay Area Canadian Co-op students/interns! Join the C100 and guest speaker, Ashish Fernandez (Program Manager, Google) at this free event for co-op/intern students from all universities in Canada.

More information>>

Jan 8th to Feb 3rd, 2019

Are you going to this Tony nominated musical, written by Canadians?! If so, and you’d like to connect with other DML members the night you are going, please comment on Facebook. If you are still looking for tickets or want to get more, Digital Moose Lounge members get 10% to 25% off tickets* using the discount code “DML.”

More information>>

* Saturday evening and matinee shows not eligible for discount

Saturday, Feb 16, 2019

Join the Digital Moose Lounge and BC Trade as we cheer on the Vancouver Canucks vs. the San Jose Sharks! DML ticket holders will hang out in the “Veranda” area before and during the game to mix and mingle with the group. Your ticket includes access to a private DML balcony, dinner and 2 drink tickets at our private bar.

More information>>

Then… coming up in March: Join our friends at Québécois en Californie – Bay Area as they host fans for the Canadiens vs. Sharks game on March 7th.

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Mission Matters: News From Wreaths Across America – November 2018

From the Wreaths Across America.

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Wreaths Across America Advances its Mission to Normandy

On Saturday, Dec. 1, Wreaths Across America will, for the first time, place 9,387 Maine-made, balsam veterans’ wreaths on the headstones of all U.S. service members laid to rest at Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, located in Colleville-sur-Mer, France.

At the same time, Across the North Atlantic ocean, a 5 ft Freedom Wreath will be placed at the Liberation Monument located at Liberty State Park in New Jersey, to commemorate this historic event.

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“On this day, the Wreaths Across America Freedom Wreath is placed simultaneously with wreaths being placed on headstones of 9,387 fallen U.S. Heroes at Normandy-American Cemetery and Memorial in France,” explains Wreaths Across America’s Executive Director Karen Worcester. “We do this to honor and remember all who have given the ultimate sacrifice in the name of liberty and freedom. To quote Winston Churchill, ‘never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.’”
Escort to Arlington Hits the Road!

The Wreaths Across America annual escort of handmade, balsam wreaths heading to Arlington National Cemetery from Maine has become known as the country’s longest veterans’ parade, and this year, the weeklong journey kicks off on Saturday, Dec. 8. Grand Marshal – National President of American Gold Star Mothers Inc., Becky Christmas – will lead the caravan as it travels down the East Coast stopping at schools, memorials and other locations along the way to spread the mission to REMEMBER, HONOR and TEACH.
​​​​​​​ The escort is scheduled to make stops in Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and Washington D.C. before arriving at Arlington National Cemetery on the morning of Saturday, Dec. 15 – National Wreaths Across America Day.

Chevrolet, who has generously sponsored the escort vehicles transporting participating Gold Star families and veterans for the last four years, will again provide 12 wrapped vehicles in addition to sponsoring 4,000 wreaths for Arlington.

“Our support of the Wreaths Across America mission to Remember, Honor and Teach has become a touching annual tradition to Chevrolet and its employees,” said Dan Adamcheck, regional director, sales, service and marketing for Chevrolet. “There is nothing like the patriotism we experience during the escort to Arlington and we are truly looking forward to this year’s events.”

We hope to see you on the road!

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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.

From this small but dedicated staff in Columbia Falls, Maine, we want to say THANK YOU for your support. The mission to Remember, Honor and Teach, means so much to so many and with the help of our incredible volunteers and sponsors, we are able to touch many more.

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Wreaths Across America only places LIVE balsam wreaths on National Wreaths Across America Day.

Why? Because we do not “decorate” headstones. We are honoring all veterans and active military members by placing live wreaths on the headstones of veterans. The fresh evergreens have been used for centuries as a symbol recognizing honor and as a living tribute renewed annually. We want people to see the tradition as a living memorial to veterans and their families.

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It’s Not What We DO, But WHY We Do It

By Wayne Hanson, Chairman of the Board

Growing up in Maine from third grade through college, I was always interested in history, especially American History. In fact my degree from the University of Maine in 1967, was a Bachelor of Science in Education majoring in Physical Education with minors in History and English.

Today, I find myself back in Maine at Wreaths Across America’s Headquarters preparing for a trip to France on Wednesday. Now, I have never been to France, or even that part of Europe at all. However I have the pleasure of traveling to France as part of WAA’s advancing its mission to Remember, Honor and Teach by participating in a wreath laying ceremony at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, France to remember and honor the 9,387 American veterans who died in the World War II D-Day landings and ensuing operations at Normandy.

I have been involved as a volunteer with Wreaths Across America at Arlington National Cemetery since 1993 and have been a member of WAA’s Board of Directors since 2007. Over that period of time, I have come to know Morrill Worcester as a dedicated patriot with a desire to place a wreath on every one of our fallen American military veterans’ markers Nationwide. Not only has Morrill wanted to place a wreath on every marker Nationwide, but he has also had the dream of doing so to remember and honor those American service member who perished overseas fighting to secure the freedoms of those who were oppressed. Historically, WAA has sponsored locally-made wreaths for 26 foreign cemeteries. But for the first time ever, this Saturday, December 1, Morrill Worcester’s donated Maine made balsam fir Veterans’ Wreaths will be placed on the markers of those veterans buried at the Normandy American Cemetery in France, and I’ll be standing with him there to place the first one.

To see how this program has grown and watch the dedication and commitment of those who support its mission is truly incredible. I am honored to have been part of Wreaths Across America’s story and its future.


Don’t Miss: “Reports From The Road”on the Annual Wreath Escort to Arlington National Cemetery as we Remember, Honor and Teach. 

Tune in for the Wreaths Across America Morning Show with Michael W. Hale
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WWI DISPATCH November 27, 2018

From the World War One Centennial Commission.

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November 27, 2018

U.S. Mint’s 2018 WWI Commemorative Silver Dollar only available to Dec. 27


We bring you this story as a repeat from November of last year. The U.S. Mint’s 2018 World War I Commemorative Silver Dollar is a collectible coin that is only available for another four weeks. The coin makes a wonderful holiday present — and it gives you the opportunity to directly participate in the creation of the new National World War I Memorial in Washington DC. A $10.00 surcharge from every coin sale will go to our Centennial Commission to help build the Memorial. The designer of the Centennial Silver Dollar is Leroy Transfield (left). He is an experienced sculptor from New Zealand. His design was picked through an open international competition, hosted by the U.S. Mint, and this is his first coin for them. Click here to revisit our conversation with him about the coin, the inspiration, and his own personal ties to World War I.

“A First Look” events build awareness of and excitement for new WWI Memorial

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America paused to remember World War I on the 100th anniversary of its close: At the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, the Great War ended. America’s entry the previous year set the course of American history and ignited passions of allegiance and heroism in the four million Americans who served and the 116, 525 men and women who sacrificed their lives. For a period of five days this month, November 8 through November 12, citizens could look into the lives and stories of diverse groups and individuals who served and supported the US military in WWI. Nine public events held in Pershing Park, Washington, D.C., site of the National World War I Memorial, saluted all military and veterans who served in WWI and the 100 years since.  Click here to read more about the A First Look special events that paid tribute to the significance of the anniversary of the Armistice.

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For the Armistice Centennial, the U.S. World War I Centennial Commission hosted a number of events — concerts, religious services, education symposia, commemorations, gatherings — across the National Capital region, over the course of 8-12 November. The schedule represented an incredible partnership with such remarkable teammates as the Kennedy Center, the National Cathedral, the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and many, many others. Called the ACE Events — for Armistice Centennial Events — they brought together long-term supporters of the Centennial activities over the years, with new members of our World War I community, many of whom have direct and indirect ties to people who served in the war. Click here to view galleries of photos that show the preparation and execution of some of the Commission’s own ACE events.

New Art Exhibit at the National Museum of the Marine Corps Highlights WWI US Navy and Marine Corps Combat Scenes

Art Exhibit at the National Museum of the Marine Corps

To commemorate the centennial of the end of World War I, curators of the Marine Corps and the U.S. Navy art collections collaborated in a joint exhibition, “A World at War: The Marine Corps and the U.S. Navy in World War I” at the National Museum of the Marine Corps (NMMC). This collection of artwork by 42 artists depicts the experiences of Marines, Sailors, and civilians during “the war to end all wars.” Click here to read more about this collection of WWI artwork that was created by service members, some of America’s leading illustrators, and even some unknown artists.

Commissioner Naylor in Veterans Voices: “Veterans, Write your Story!”

Veterans Voices

Writing in the Fall 2018 issue of Veterans Voices magazine, World War I Centennial Commission Commissioner Dr. Matthew Naylor, who is also President and CEO of the National World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City, MO, encourages modern-day Veterans to follow the example of Americans who served in WWI: write about your experiences in the service of your nation. He notes that “sharing the veteran experience empowers the serviceperson and benefits their community” while “fostering a connection between the two while also deepening the connection between society and the military.” Click here to read Dr. Naylor’s entire thoughtful article connecting WWI Veterans with their contemporaries in the 21st Century.

You can help share the written or spoken World War I memories of your own ancestors, family members, or others who served our nation 100 years ago by submitting their information to the WWI Centennial Commission web site’s Stories of Service section, using the submission form here.

Michigan celebrates the life of Eugene I. VanAntwerp during special event for Armistice Day Centennial in Detroit


The Michigan World War I Centennial Committee hosted a special commemorative ceremony to honor a heroic native-son, and to dedicate this year’s Veterans Day/Armistice Day to his memory. Our Centennial Commission was represented at the ceremony by Commissioner Debra Anderson. That native-son was Eugene I. VanAntwerp (left), former mayor of Detroit from 1948-1959, and National Commander-in-Chief of the Veterans of Foreign Wars 1938-1939. Click here to read the entire story about VanAntwerp’s military and industrial contributions to America’s war efforts.

“Connecticut Fights, The Story of the 102nd Regiment” commemorative edition

Connecticut Fights

The Connecticut State Library has released the limited first edition republished “Connecticut Fights: The Story of the 102nd Regiment” by Capt. Daniel Strickland. This book is a remarkable account of the World War I experiences of this legendary infantry regiment. Christine Pittsley, Project Director for the Connecticut State Library’s “Remembering World War One: Sharing History/Preserving Memories” shared the announcement with us. Click here to read the entire article about how this historic volume was reassembled from 70-year old printed pages to tell again the stories of the CT heroes.

From the World War I Centennial News Podcast

Historian Corner: David Pietrusza

David Pietrusza

In November 2nd’s WW1 Centennial News Podcast, Episode 96, host Theo Mayer spoke with historian David Pietrusza about one of history’s deadliest pandemics, the Spanish Flu. This virus wreaked havoc on the war-weary peoples of the world, killing an estimated 50 to 100 million. Despite its massive impact, the history of the Spanish Flu is largely forgotten or ignored in the broader discussion of WW1. Mr. Pietrusza answers questions about the origins and consequences of the Spanish Flu, and why so little attention is paid to it. Click here to read a transcript of the entire absorbing interview,

WWI Centennial NEWS Podcast

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The WW1 Centennial News Podcast is about WW1 THEN: 100 years ago this week, and it’s about WW1 NOW: News and updates about the centennial and the commemoration. 

Available on our web siteiTunesGoogle Play, PodbeanTuneInStitcher Radio on Demand.  Spotify  listen on Youtube. New – Comment and ask questions via twitter @TheWW1podcast

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Episode #99
Thanksgiving Special

Host: Theo Mayer

What are we thankful for on this Thanksgiving? | @ 00:25

How to help build the National WWI Memorial in Washington DC | @ 02:45

Memorial Sculptor Sabin Howard on the sculpture design | @ 06:55

President Wilson’s 1918 Thanksgiving Proclamation | @ 10:50

Commission Executive Director Dan Dayton | @ 15:55

Commission Chairman Terry Hamby | @ 17:25

Literature in WWI This Week

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Accidental Tourism and War Memorials

By Eric Chandler

As a veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan, writer Eric Chandler discusses the voyage he’s taken (mostly on foot!) to grasp the lasting impact of WWI.

In this week’s WWrite post, “Accidental Tourism and War Memorials,” Chandler, author of Hugging This Rock, Outside Duluth, and Down In It, brings us along with him as he jogs through major American and Canadian cities searching for traces of WWI amidst other war memorials.

Read this compelling post about Chandler’s awakening to the presence of World War I history in our daily lives at WWrite this week!

Doughboy MIA for week of Nov. 26

Melvin Tinsley

A man is only missing if he is forgotten.

Monday’s MIA this week is Private Melvin Tinsley. Born in Atlanta, Georgia, on 21 March, 1895, Melvin Darden Tinsley joined the United States Marine Corps on June 26th, 1917 and took his training at Parris Island, South Carolina. Assigned to the 48th Company/6th Marines/2nd Division, Private Tinsley arrived overseas on November 20th, 1917. He served in the Toul Sector, the Aisne Defensive, at Chateau Thierry, and finally during the Aisne-Marne Offensive, where he was severely wounded in action on July 19th, 1918 at Soissons. He died later that day of his wounds. Nothing else is known of his case at this time.

Would you like to help us solve Private Tinsley’s case? Can you spare ten dollars? Why not give ‘Ten For Them’ to Doughboy MIAand help us make a full accounting of the 4,423 American service personnel still listed as missing in action from WW1. Make your tax deductible donation now, with our thanks.

Official WWI Centennial Merchandise

Key Tags

“Nothing Stops These Men” Key Tag

Still one of the favorite WWI Centennial Commemoration items, this handsome key tag is a great addition to your keys! Inspired by an original World War One poster, this key tag features the dramatic image of a bayonet advance on the enemy, with the United States flag in the upper corner.

A functional way to show your patriotism, this 1-1/4” long, custom key tag has a bright gold finish, with color-fill, and is offered exclusively through the World War One Centennial Commission.

This and many other items are available as Official Merchandise of the United States World War One Centennial.

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Coin Display

You can now purchase the limited edition US Mint World War I Commemorative Coin, in combination with our specially-designed display stand, personalized with information about your WWI ancestor. This will make a great collectible gift for family members and descendants of those who served in World War I. Personalization can include: rank, full name, enlisted date, deceased date, unit/decorations, battles, cemetery, etc. If you have already purchased the Commemorative Coin from the US Mint, you can order just the personalized display. Both the combo set and display alone are available at hereSupplies are limited.Proceeds from the sale of this item go towards funding the building of the National World War One Memorial in Washington DC.

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John BKane

A Story of Service from the Stories of Service section of

John B Kane

Submitted by: Gus and LaWanda Zimmerman {Grandson}

John BKane was born around 1893. John Kane served in World War 1 with the United States Army. The enlistment was in 1917 and the service was completed in 1919.

Story of Service

The Khaki Road

My grandfather, John BKane, an architect who lived in the Philadelphia area, died when I was twelve years old. He never discussed his time in the service during WWI.

When my mother was an adult, she discovered a book he wrote to her when she was ten years old. The “little story” was typed on fragile onion skin paper, written as though he were telling his young daughter stories about his military service. We speculate that he wrote the book because WWII was just starting, and he couldn’t imagine how the leaders would allow such monumental sacrifice to occur again.

WWI was the first time Americans fought overseas, consequently resulting in the formation of the Graves Registration Service. His drafting experience was put to good use by designing and plotting the first of many American cemeteries in France.

Read John BKane‘s entire Story of Service here.

Submit your family’s Story of Service here.