Monthly Archives: March 2019

Wreaths Across America Mission Matters – March 2019

The monthly newsletter from the Wreaths Across America that we received a few days ago.


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As the snow slowly starts to melt here in Maine, we are reminded that warmer days are near and gratefully welcome Spring and this season of new growth.

Over the last month, I’ve had the opportunity to meet with core volunteers from around the country to hear first hand how the mission of Wreaths Across America resonates with them and in their communities all year round. The WAA team learned more from each of these dedicated volunteers than we could ever teach them. The takeaway was a renewed sense of passion and excitement to reach more people and share the stories of our nation’s heroes.

During this season, I encourage you to take stock of how you can contribute in your own communities. No part is too small when done with purpose.

To all our dedicated, thoughtful, passionate volunteers around the world…thank you!

Remember – Honor – Teach

With gratitude,
Karen Worcester

Medal of Honor Recipient 50th Anniversary Ceremony
March 19, 2019 marked the 50th Anniversary of the date Thomas J. McMahon was killed in action in Vietnam. Wreaths Across America recognized his service, and that of his fellow Vietnam veterans.
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Now you can follow along with Gold Star Mother, Cathy Powers, on her journey to run 1,000 miles across 50 states in honor of her son, Bryce.

Stay up-to-date on her mission by following her page on Facebook: Cathy Powers – Running Fir Wreaths.

Most recently, she visited New Salem Elementary School in North Carolina.

Check it out!
Stem to Stone 5k/10k and Virtual Run
Can’t make it to Maine for our Stem to Stone run? Participate from your own course wherever you are! Your race registration cost will sponsor veterans’ wreaths for the Location or Fundraising Group you designate on National Wreaths Across America Day 2019.
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Sponsor A Wreath
What does it mean to sponsor a veteran’s wreath? It means you have the opportunity to join a grateful nation in saying “thank you” to our veterans.

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Monthly Features

Trucking Tribute – Poland Spring
Our trucking partners are selfless, compassionate, and deeply patriotic. Trucking Tributes calls attention to their service and dedication to the mission to remember, honor and teach. Scott Edwards is a spring-haul team member for Poland Spring. He participated in the Annual Wreath Escort to Arlington National Cemetery in 2014 as a member of the Honor Fleet, and he shared the experience with his then 11-year-old son Colin. Read about his journey.
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That through the FREE Remembrance Tree Program, you can have a custom dog tag made for a loved one who served and have it placed on a live balsam tree in Maine where the balsam tips are harvested to make veterans’ wreaths each year? It’s a great way to honor your hero.
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WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA RADIO

There are many ways to listen to “Wreaths Across America Radio” including on your Amazon Echo, Echo Dot or any device that has Alexa enabled. Just say, “Alexa, play “Wreaths Across America Radio” and she will begin playing our live stream.
Everyone Plays A Part
The 10 balsam bouquets comprising each veterans’ wreath are symbolic of so much to us at Wreaths Across America. Represented here by hands, they demonstrate the many ways individuals and communities come together to Remember, Honor and Teach.
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​​​​​​​Each month, we’ll share stories from across the country of the different ways to #PlayAPart2019.
An Air Force veteran turned civilian professional photographer has almost taken portraits of over 7,000 veterans in 27 states during 135 events. Read more. 
Preston Sharp, 13, has been traveling the country to honor veterans’ gravesites. Read about his most recent stop at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.
A Columbus elementary teacher taught students how to properly dispose of the American flag. Read more.
Flags for Vets gives new flagpoles and flags to Veterans free of charge. Read about their recent trip to Camp Hill, PA. ​​​​​​​
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Email: helpdesk@wreathsacrossamerica.org

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RCAF Association D-Day Commemorative Lapel Pin – 75th Anniversary Commemoration

From the Royal Canadian Air Force Association.


On 6 June 2019 Canada will mark the 75th Anniversary since the Normandy Invasion. The RCAF Association members and RCAF supporters are invited to commemorate this auspicious event, wearing a lapel pin suitable for the occasion.

Royal Canadian Air Force Association,405-222 Somerset St. West Ottawa ON K2P 2G3 CANADA, Phone Number:(613) 232-4281, Fax Number: (613) 232-2156, Email Address: director@airforce.ca, Website : http://rcafassociation.ca

Welcome to New Board & Charter Members!

Another item from another one of our fellow Canadian organizations in the Bay Area.


Upcoming C100 Events
Tuesday, April 16th
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5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Join C100 for an evening of community and networking. Whether you live in the Bay Area or you’re just visiting, we welcome you to join us April 16th, for some drinks and good conversation—you’ll be in good company! This is a ticketed event, so please RSVP below if you wish to attend. Location will be announced 48 hours before the event.
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C100 Welcomes New Board & Charter Members
We are pleased to welcome six new individuals C100’s Board of Directors! All six come to C100 with significant experience and expertise that will help to support C100’s mission.
Andrew D’Souza
Co-founder & CEO
Clearbanc
Andre Charoo
VP, Strategic Development
Hired Inc
Curt Sigfstead 
Head of West Coast Technology Investment Banking
J.P. Morgan
Ruth Hennigar
Technology Executive
Former VP at Motorola and Ebay
Shaan Pruden
Senior Director, Partnership Management
Apple
Yen Lee
Former Chief Growth Officer
Ebates (Rakuten)
C100 is honoured to announce 3 new influential Canadian technology leaders to its roster of Charter Members. We thank them for their contributions of time and expertise and their commitment to supporting, inspiring, and mentoring the next generation of great Canadian entrepreneurs.
Dax Dasilva
Founder & CEO
Lightspeed HQ
Nilam Ganenthiran
Chief Business Officer
Instacart
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CAN Announcements

An item from one of our fellow Canadian organizations in the Bay Area.


Canadian Studies Announcements
Next Canadian Studies Colloquium Tuesday April 2
Restaurants and Reconciliation: The Representation of Indigenous Foodways in Canada
L. Sasha Gora
Why are there so few Indigenous restaurants in Canada? Toronto has over 8,000 restaurants, but until October 2016 only one offered Indigenous cuisine. Since then, three more have opened, and others across the country. By narrowing in on restaurants, L. Sasha Gora’s talk will survey the relationship between food and land in Canada and emphasize the historic role of food as both a weapon of assimilation and a tool of resistance. She will also discuss how contemporary Indigenous chefs are cooking a lot more than just dinner.
L. Sasha Gora is a writer and cultural historian with a focus on food history and contemporary art (often separately but sometimes together). In 2015 she joined the Rachel Carson Center for Environment & Society as a doctoral candidate, and she teaches North American cultural history courses at the University of Munich. She is currently a visiting scholar in the Department of Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley.
11:30 AM, Tuesday April 2
223 Moses Hall
News from Community Partners
Canadian Authors at Berkeley Book Festival
We share the below info from our friends at the Consulate General of Canada in San Francisco/Silicon Valley
Below is the schedule for the Canadian authors participating in the Bay Area Book festival in Berkeley, May 4 – 5. Ticket info is here:https://www.baybookfest.org/get-tickets/
Writer to Writer: Joyce Carol Oates and André Alexis
André Alexis and Joyce Carol Oates, moderated by Lise Quintana
Saturday, May 4 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM
In our Writer to Writer series, two authors who are fans of each other’s work come together for conversation. Winner of the prestigious Windham-Campbell prize for his body of work, Trinidad-born and Ottawa-raised André Alexis sits down with National Book Award and National Humanities Medal winner, and author of over 40 novels, Joyce Carol Oates. The pair will discuss genre-bending, world-building, and their shared obsession with storytelling.
Veterans Memorial Building – Auditorium
With the support of the Consulate General of Canada, San Francisco/Silicon Valley and Zoetic Press
Writer to Writer: Esi Edugyan and Tayari Jones
Esi Edugyan and Tayari Jones, moderated by Caille Millner
Sunday, May 5 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
In our Writer to Writer series, two authors who are fans of each other’s work come together for conversation about writing and society today. Novelists Esi Edugyan and Tayari Jones both probe racial injustice in their work, and both women have received considerable praise. Edugyan’s sweeping, imaginative novel “Washington Black” was named a Top Ten Book of 2018 by the New York Times, and Tayari Jones’ “An American Marriage” was an Oprah’s Book Club pick for that same year. Edugyan uses magic realism to explore slavery and freedom in a stupendous tale that moves from Barbados to Nova Scotia to England. Jones weaves a devastating tapestry of a modern marriage wrenched apart by a discriminatory American justice system.
San Francisco Chronicle Stage in the Park
With the support of the Consulate General of Canada, San Francisco/Silicon Valley and She Writes Press
On Not Mothering
Sheila Heti, Emilie Pine, Grace Talusan
Sunday, May 5 11:45 – 1:00 pm
Whether it’s by choice or chance, not mothering is still considered taboo. Talked about in hushed tones and regarded with pity or disdain, women who don’t mother are made to feel like failures. But what are the windows of possibility opened up by a child-free life? What other kinds of nurturing can happen in its place? Brazen in their vulnerability, Sheila Heti (“Motherhood”), Grace Talusan (“The Body Papers”), and Emilie Pine (“Notes to Self”) break the silence on not mothering, addressing the assumptions, stigmas, and surprising rewards head-on.
Hotel Shattuck Plaza – Crystal Ballroom
With the support of the Consulate General of Canada, San Francisco/Silicon Valley and Culture Ireland
Not So Polite After All: Canadian Writers Challenge the Status Quo
André Alexis, Esi Edugyan, Sheila Heti
Sunday, May 5 3:15 PM – 4:30 PM
Three award-winning Canadian writers converge on one stage to recount their adventures in literary risk-taking and rule-breaking. Esi Edugyan’s richly spun historical epic “Washington Black” celebrates the genius of an escaped slave (not the white man who freed him). Sheila Heti’s “Motherhood” is a searingly honest rumination on whether or not to have children. André Alexis’s surreal and hallucinatory “Days By Moonlight” defies all conventions. Join these authors for a look at the leaps they took and the rewards they reaped.
Hotel Shattuck Plaza – Crystal Ballroom
Sponsored by the Consulate General of Canada, San Francisco/Silicon Valley
Canadian Studies Program
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VC heroes of Hill 70

From the Legion Magazine.


Legion Magazine
The VC heroes of Hill 70

The VC heroes of Hill 70

Story by Stephen J. Thorne
The Canadian Oxford Dictionary defines the verb “brain”—as in to “brain” someone—as “dash out the brains of” or “strike hard on the head.”

In a particularly graphic description of his Victoria Cross-earning feats on Hill 70, the London Gazette of Nov. 8, 1917, said Robert Hanna, a company sergeant-major in the 29th Battalion (British Columbia Regiment), bayonetted three Germans “and brained the fourth,” thus capturing a position and silencing a machine gun.

All this took place under heavy fire during one of the least-recognized but most challenging Canadian operations of the First World War.

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Military Milestones
RCAF welcomes the Argus

RCAF welcomes the Argus

The crew called them big birds. The 33 Argus long-range patrol aircraft, designed as submarine hunters, were bigger than the wartime planes they replaced beginning in March 1958.

The plane, which had more sensors than any other at the time, was named after the hundred-eyed giant of Greek mythology. The sensors were needed to track the new Soviet submarines. The Argus had four huge engines and two big bomb bays that could handle torpedoes, bombs or depth charges.

Missions often lasted 20 hours or more. During the Cuban Missile Crisis, Argus crews flew six hours to their mid-Atlantic station, spent eight hours on patrol, then made the return flight. An Argus of 405 Maritime Patrol Squadron made history in October 1959 with a 7,355-kilometre non-stop flight from Hawaii to North Bay, Ont.

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This week in history
This week in history

March 26, 1941

Nineteen of 31 crew members are lost after the engine room in HMCS Otter,
an armed yacht, catches fire. The vessel sinks within two and a half hours.

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WWI DISPATCH March 26, 2019

From the World War One Centennial Commission.


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March 26, 2019

2019 Fleet Week NYC has WWI Theme

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The Fleet is coming to NYC — and World War I will be a part! The much-loved annual U.S. Navy Fleet Week NYC will descend on the greater New York area from May 22-28, 2019. Events will kick off with the traditional parade of ships past the Statue of Liberty, and will blossom into an incredible series of activities, exhibits, displays, tours, concerts, and appearances. This year, there will be added excitement, as the Secretary of the Navy has declared that “World War I” will be included as a special theme. The U.S. World War I Centennial Commission is taking the lead on its own series of activities, aimed at teaching people about the American men and women who served. Among the World War I-related events will be exhibits of era equipment and uniforms by living-history reenactors, as well as commemorative events, and displays of the sculpture for our new National World War I Memorial in Washington DC. Click here to read more about Fleet Week 2019 and the World War I activities that will be part of the big week in NYC.


WWI Memorial Designer Joe Weishaar welcomed by UA School of Architecture & Design and Honors College April 3

Weishaar UA video

Joe Weishaar, a native of Fayetteville and a 2013 graduate of the University of Arkansas’  Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design, will return to campus to present a free public lecture, “To End All Wars: The Fight for the National WWI Memorial,” on Wednesday, April 3. The UA published a thoughtful video  interview and article with and about Weishaar this week, focused on his efforts as the designer of the National World War I Memorial in Washington, DC. Click here to watch the video, and read the entire article.


The Navy’s First Enlisted Women, 1917-1918

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Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels began preparing for the United States’ entry into World War I before Congress declared war in April 1917. While assessing the administrative, material, personnel, strategic other requirements, Daniels discovered that the Civil Service Department could not provide an adequate number of workers. He was delighted to learn, however, that there were no legal barriers to recruiting women, as the Naval Reserve Act of 1916 permitted any U.S. citizen to serve. Rear Admiral Leigh C. Palmer, Chief of the Bureau of Navigation, announced via his 19 March 1917 memo that the Navy was enlisting women for primarily clerical duties. Click here to read more about how the addition of female sailors led to a U.S. Navy “stronger, more efficient and more capable” in World War I and today.


USS Olympia and the World War I Unknown Soldier is April 3 lecture topic

WWI Unknown descending from Olympia

2021 is the 100th anniversary of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. In an April 3 lunchtime lecture at the U.S. Capitol Historical Society in Washington, DC, John Brady, president of the board of directors, Flagship Olympia Foundation, will share information about the USS Olympia‘s role in transporting the Unknown Soldier home from Europe and his subsequent lying in state at the U.S. Capitol prior to being buried at Arlington National Cemetery. Click here to read more about this upcoming event in Washington, DC in April.


“A Prince In Sky-Blue Uniform” is French salute to WWI aviator Norman Prince

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On April 19, 2019 the French Cultural Center of Boston will present a live theatre play entitled ” A Prince In Sky-Blue Uniform: Paying Tribute to War Hero Norman Prince” at 6:30 p.m. at the Center. The emotional play, written by Jean-Claude Redonnet and directed by Richard Sewell, pays tribute to Massachusetts-born war hero Norman Prince, portrayed by David Bliss. Prince is one of the many Americans who fought and perished for the freedom of France and the World during World War I. Click here to read more about this commemorative presentation by the French Cultural Center of Boston.


Dayton, Ohio photographer has important role in WWI documentary

Dan Patterson

Aviation photographer, historian and author Dan Patterson is one of the producers and the art director of a 20-minute documentary version for The United States World War One Centennial Commission titled “The Lafayette Escadrille.” The film makers collected original film footage, photographs and historical records and conducted interviews with descendants of the pilots. Film of replica WWI aircraft in dogfights over the Pennsylvania countryside is used to give a pilot’s perspective of the close combat between the fragile airplanes. Click here to read more about how this Ohioan got involved in bringing an important story of America in World War I to the movie screen.


NEH Grant Helps Connecticut to Remember World War I

CT soldiers

With the help of an NEH grant, the Connecticut State Library has documented more than 450 men’s and women’s experiences in World War I. Over the course of four years, the Remembering World War One project collected nearly 5,000 images and artifacts illustrating these individuals’ stories. This extensive and deeply personal collection was amassed through 47 public digitization events hosted by partner institutions throughout the state. Remembering World War One stands out as an exceptionally comprehensive state-wide commemoration of the war’s centennial; it garnered two nationally-syndicated AP stories and numerous local television and radio spots. Click here to read more about how the Nutmeg State commemorated the centennial of World War I.


A Century of Service with the U.S. Navy Photo Archive

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January 2019 marked the 100-year anniversary of the creation of the U.S. Navy’s Photo Archive, currently held at the Naval History and Heritage Command at the Washington Navy Yard. The Navy’s collection of historical records predates the National Archives (established in 1934) and originally began in the Office of Naval Records and Library (NR&L). The first expansion of the activities of the Historical Section had been the establishment on Jan. 1, 1919 of a Pictorial Branch whose purpose was to collect and file under proper references photographs illustrating activities of U.S. and foreign navies. A follow-up in the form of an ALNAV 86 dated March 14, 1919 requested that copies of photographs and motion pictures of naval activities, ships, bases, personnel, and incidents taken during the war be forwarded to the Historical Section. Click here to read more about a World War I era decision that created a priceless national photographic treasure.


An Oregonian’s part in the Legion’s birth

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He was a beloved soldier, family man, Oregonian and visionary co-founder of The American Legion. And George A. White’s legacy infused a gathering of veterans, families and dignitaries who packed American Legion Post 10 in Albany, Ore., March 15 to mark the 100th birthday of the nation’s largest veterans service organization “He was there from the very beginning,” Oregon Alternate National Executive Committee member Andy Millar said. “He was a true Legionnaire.” “I get choked up because of my dad,” added Steve Adams, first vice commander of the Department of Oregon, who began accompanying his father on visits to American Legion posts when he was 6 years old. “He made me promise to never forget World War I because that’s when The American Legion was born.”Click here to read more about how a World War I soldier from Oregon helped found America’s largest veterans organization.


From the World War I Centennial News Podcast

The Great War and the Great Depression: Exploring the Connection
with Professor Maury Klein

Maury Klein

In March 15th’s edition of the World War I Centennial News Podcast, Episode 114, host Theo Mayer spoke with history professor and author Maury Klein about the often forgotten connection between two of the most catastrophic events of the 20th century. Click here to read the transcipt of this discussion about connecting the dots to between World War I and the giant stock market crash of 1929 and the following Great Depression.


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

Donut Girl or Lassie in WWI Tin Helmet holding a bowl of confections

Episode #115
Highlights: Congressional Medals & Donuts

Host – Theo Mayer

100 Years Ago This Week – Host | @ 02:10

Mandates? Colonies by Another Name – Mike Shuster | @ 11:05

Donuts & the YMCA Volunteers – Patri O’Gan | @ 15:00

Suffragette Turned WWI Gov. Agent – Dr. Edward Lengel | @ 21:20

Valor Medal Review Task Force – Zachary Austin | @ 27:00

Congressional Gold Medal for the Hello Girls – Dr. Elizabeth Cobbs | @ 33:00

National Medal of Honor Day 3/25 – Host | @ 41:20

Dispatch Newsletter Highlights – Host | @ 43:55


Literature in WWI This Week

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“The End of Patriarchy:” Pat Barker’s WWI Novel, Regeneration

By Jennifer Orth-Veillon, Blog Curator

Legendary novelist, Pat Barker, winner of the 1995 Man Booker Prize for her trilogy, Regeneration, based on the life of British male soldiers in WWI, announced in a January interview with The Guardian that “we’re at the end of patriarchy and I’m fine with that as long as it’s remembered that among the victims of patriarchy the vast majority are men.”

In this last post of Women’s History Month in which WWrite has showcased women war writers,  blog curator Jennifer Orth-Veillon discusses the meaning of Barker’s statement in the context of Regeneration, a novel that takes place in Scotland’s Craiglockhart Psychiatric Hospital and features the fictional characters poets Siegfried Sassoon, Wilfred Owen, and their renowned war psychiatrist, W.H.R. Rivers. Read about Barker and her monumental literary work on WWI at WWrite this week!

Behind Their Lines

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In the aftermath of the First World War, Americans began to realize how much had been lost.

American poet Daniel Sargent, a doughboy who survived the war, remembers his dead comrades. Read more of his story in “Through Names I Walk.”


Official WWI Centennial Merchandise

US Army Woolen Blanket

U.S. Army Woolen Blanket

Keep warm while showing your American pride with this classic green woolen U.S. Army blanket.

Still proudly Made in the USA by Woolrich, Inc., the oldest continuously operating woolen mill in the United States since 1830, the blankets were originally purchased by the U.S. military to supply our troops. Designed to be used by soldiers in the barracks, this Limited Edition blanket features a heat-marked “U.S.” emblem on the center and an exclusive fabric garment label commemorating the U.S. centennial of World War One. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this item will help fund the National WW1 Memorial in Washington, D.C. Fabrics and Features: 66”W x 84” L; 24 oz. 65% wool/35% recycled wool. Overseamed at all four sides. Made in USA.

A Certificate of Authenticity as Official Merchandise of the United States World War One Centennial is included.

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


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Vira Boarman Whitehouse

Vira Boarman Whitehouse was among the most outspoken and successful leaders of the campaign for women’s suffrage in the United States. Her leadership and hard work played major roles in securing votes for women in New York State in November 1917. Little did she expect the United States government to ask her to serve as a diplomatic agent in Europe, with responsibilities that included fencing with German spies–but she happily took on the challenge. Click here to read about her multifaceted contributions to social change in America and the United States’ war effort in World War I.


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Mary Darnaby Henton

A Story of Service from the Stories of Service section of ww1cc.org

Mary Darnaby Henton

Submitted by: Zack Austin

Mary Darnaby Henton born around 1894. Mary Henton served in World War 1 with the United States Army. The enlistment was in 1918 and the service was completed in 1919.

Story of Service

Darnaby (as she preferred to be called) was born the fifth child of farmers James Henton and Bettie Hampton in Versailles, Kentucky in 1894.

She was one of 7,600 women to volunteer for 100 positions advertised by the War Department in newspapers throughout the US calling for “patriotic women” to serve as “full-fledged soldier[s]” willing to face the dangers of submarine warfare and aerial bombardment. She followed her brother Sam, already serving as a Battalion Sergeant Major in the 326th Field Artillery Regiment, into the service, proud to be a member of America’s first unit of female soldiers outside of the Nurse Corps—the “Hello Girls”.

The first Hello Girls took the Army oath on January 15, 1918. By operating switchboards relaying orders and providing real-time translation from French to English, the women would “do as much to help win the war as the men in khaki who would go ‘over the top’” according to the War Department.

Read Mary Darnaby Hinton‘s entire Story of Service here.

Submit your family’s Story of Service here.


Alan Doyle narrates the Battle of the Atlantic – Must Watch! ⚓

From the Legion Magazine.


Battle of the Atlantic | Narrated by Alan Doyle

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Military Moments | Battle of the Atlantic
Narrated by Alan Doyle

The Battle of the Atlantic was Canada’s longest campaign of the Second World War from September 3, 1939 to May 8, 1945. Legion Magazine and Canada’s Ultimate Story present Military Moments | Battle of the Atlantic. Narrated by Canadian musician and artist Alan Doyle of Great Big Sea, the video takes us back hours after Britain declared war on Germany on Sept. 3, 1939, when the German submarine U-30sank the ocean liner SS Athenia.

The Battle of the Atlantic raged for 68 months. Germany’s objective was to starve Britain into submission by cutting shipping supply lines. The Allies responded with escorted oceanic convoys and the Royal Canadian Navy played a critical role, protecting convoys from the Caribbean to the United Kingdom. By 1944, Canada had proven itself as one of the world’s best U-boat hunters.

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