Monthly Archives: October 2019

John McCrae and the Battles of Flanders

An item from the Legion Magazine.

Military Milestones
Spain and Britain settle a trade war

Spain and Britain settle a trade war

Story by Sharon Adams

Spain and Great Britain once nearly went to war over what is now a part of Canada. The Spanish were the first Europeans to explore and claim the Pacific Northwest. In 1493, Pope Alexander VI granted Spain a claim to any lands they discovered west of the Azores not already held by a Christian prince.


John McCrae and the Battles of Flanders

John McCrae and the Battles of Flanders
– On newsstands Nov. 1

John McCrae—doctor, gunner and poet—was shaken by the battlefield death of a friend in May 1915, and wrote the poem “In Flanders Fields” in tribute. The poem took on a life of its own, and remains today a renowned symbol of remembrance. As a surgeon, McCrae also saved the lives of countless Canadian soldiers, wounded in the fierce battles on the muddy, cratered fields of Belgium’s Flanders region.


Front Lines
Raeder’s defence: German admiral fights for his doomed fleet

Raeder’s defence: German admiral
fights for his doomed fleet

Story by Stephen J. Thorne

Nazi Germany’s top naval commander mounted an epic defence of his sailors and their ships before an outraged Führer in January 1943, boldly predicting catastrophe if Hitler followed through on threats to scrap his high-seas fleet.

Documents seized by Allied forces at the end of the Second World War cast a light on the continuing struggle Hitler’s senior military officers had in waging war and reasoning with their wilful boss.


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This week in history
This week in history

October 31, 1975

At CFB Cold Lake in Alberta, No. 419 Squadron is established as a training squadron.


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Legion Magazine

Pick Up Your 2019 Poppy From California Curling Supplies

For folks that are involved in the curling community in the Bay Area, keep an eye out for Jay Diamond of California Curling Supplies at your next event.

Jay is distributing poppies on behalf of the Royal Canadian Legion, US Branch #25.

Jay announcing the availability of poppies
at a Halloween themed event on 29 October.

Announcing new Charter Member Luc Levesque | Swarm HQ Event | C100 is hiring!

A newsletter from one of our fellow Canadian organizations in the Bay Area.  Notice the poppies present at their interactive dinner event, as well as the plug for the Festival of Remembrance at Grace Cathedral.  Thanks C100!

Welcome C100’s Newest Charter Member:
Luc Levesque!

Luc Levesque | Product Group Lead at Facebook | Palo Alto, CA

Prior to FacebookLuc Levesque founded TravelPod, worked at Expedia, and was an executive at TripAdvisor. Now, Luc is leading a product area at Facebook, and serves as an advisor to companies like TwitterPinterest, and Quora. Luc’s early life and career revolved around tech, and now he is able to use his passion to not only connect people in online communities, but face to face as well.

We are delighted to have Luc join us as a proud C100 Charter Member. Welcome, Luc!
C100 at Swarm Technologies
This month, invited guests joined the C100 team for an interactive dinner at Swarm Technologies with Canadian Co-Founder and CEO Sara Spangelo. Sara showed us how to build your very own satellite while discussing the challenges faced by many social impact tech companies. Sara candidly shared her entrepreneurial journey alongside guest of honour Anar Simpson, Global Ambassador for Technovation, discussing how our connections, economic power, and influence can be a force for positive change.
Join C100’s Growing Team!
Marketing and Communications, Associate Manager
C100’s team is looking to bring on a marketing leader who is excited to help C100 grow its community and impact. If you are a skilled marketer with a passion for Canadian entrepreneurship, apply now.
Must have existing US work authorization.
C100 Community in the News
What’s next for Canadian startups?
Silicon Valley Bank is asking startup founders and execs in Canada for their views on the year ahead. Are you planning to hire, raise money or expand internationally? Do you expect business conditions in 2020 to be better than this year? Take the Startup Outlook Survey and share your thoughts on the health of the Canadian tech sector and what’s to come in 2020.

C100 Charter Member, Co-founder and General Partner of Luge Capital Karim Gillani has an interesting take on why the public landscape of IPO-destined tech companies is crumbling. Read full article here.

48Hrs in the Valley alum Kik app has officially been acquired by US-based holding company MediaLab. Read full article here.
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Festival of Remembrance
Join the Royal Canadian Legion in celebrating Remembrance Day
Grace Cathedral in San Francisco on Nov 10, 3PM
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Pick Up Your 2019 Poppy At The Canadian Studies Program At UC Berkeley

The Canadian Studies Program at the University of California, Berkeley is pleased to participate in the Royal Canadian Legion Branch, US Zone, Branch #25 Annual Poppy Campaign. Poppies are available on the UC Berkeley campus from Canadian Studies, housed within the Institute of International Studies, in Moses Hall. The building is open to the public from 9 AM to 5 PM Monday to Friday.

Canadian Studies Program
213 Moses Hall #2308
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-2308 USA

Mission Matters Newsletter from Wreaths Across America – October 2019

A newsletter from the Wreaths Across America organization.

Click to view this email online.
A special Veterans Day message from Wreaths Across America’s Executive Director Karen Worcester

With gratitude,
Karen Worcester

Monthly Features

Advancing the Mission to Luxembourg and Netherlands

Earlier this month, Wreaths Across America announced that is has been granted permission by the Luxembourg and Netherlands authorities and the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) to place Maine-made balsam fir veterans’ wreaths on the headstones of all 5,073 U.S. service members laid to rest at Luxembourg American Cemetery, and an additional 8,291 veterans’ wreaths at Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial.

The Luxembourg American Cemetery public ceremony and wreath placement will be held on Saturday, Nov. 30. The following day, Sunday, Dec. 1, a ceremony and wreath placement will be held at Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial located in Margraten, Netherlands. These locations are two of 26 permanent American overseas military cemeteries overseen by the ABMC.

The live balsam veterans’ wreaths are being gifted to WAA as a donation from Founder, Morrill Worcester. It has long been a dream of his to one day place a wreath in honor of every U.S. veteran laid to rest, worldwide. The transportation of the nearly 14,000 wreaths from Maine to Europe is once again being coordinated and executed through the generous in-kind support of global supply chain management company CEVA Logistics and the transatlantic cargo capacity of United Airlines.

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Sponsor Spotlight – New England Chevrolet

For the 5th year in a row Chevrolet — who has generously sponsored the WAA escort vehicles transporting participating Gold Star families and veterans down the east coast from Maine to Virginia — will again provide wrapped vehicles in addition to sponsoring 4,000 wreaths for placement at Arlington National Cemetery.

“Chevrolet and it’s dealers are proud to support the work of the Wreaths Across America team and deliver the message of their mission to Remember, Honor and Teach. This annual tradition has become a cornerstone event for Chevrolet and it’s dealers here in the Northeast Region,” said Dan Adamcheck, regional director, sales, service and marketing for Chevrolet. “To be able to give back to our communities, and the men and women who have given so much to our country is truly an honor for Chevrolet and its employees.”

Help Wreaths Across America in your community through a Corporate Sponsorship. Participation in the program is a great way to engage customers and employees. Contact the team today learn more!
Contact Us
There are other unique ways to give to Wreaths Across America – here are two new options:

Wreaths Across America is part of TD Bank’s Affinity Program. When a new customer opens a checking account with TD Bank and uses this code AJ019, WAA receives $50!

AND, if you’re an existing customer who gives this code, WAA receives $10 towards the mission!


Text To Donate

Wreaths Across America, in close partnership with the Mobile Giving Foundation and AT&T Veterans, is now accepting donations for $15 wreath sponsorships through text messaging. To give, you just need to text keyword WREATH to 20222 to donate $15 to the general fund which will send a sponsored wreath to where there is a need.

No portion of any amount donated is held by participating wireless providers. Donations are passed through at 100 percent back to Wreaths Across America.

Everyone Plays A Part
The 10 balsam bouquets comprising each veteran’s 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.

Each month, we’ll share stories from across the country of the different ways to #PlayAPart2019.

100-Year-Old Army Vet Who Guarded Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier Gets Hero’s Welcome At Detroit Airport

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Service dog giving veterans hope when struggling with PTSD

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Vietnam veteran finally recognized for saving 30 soldiers

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WWII veteran still serving veterans

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Wreaths Across America Radio
Share your love and support for those deployed or stationed away from home during the holidays! Record a short shout out by calling 833-369-1351 and leaving a message. Wreaths Radio will play that message on air during the holidays. Be sure to listen too as we play messages from our troops to loved ones back home!
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Phone: 1 (877) 385 9504

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