Monthly Archives: May 2020

Your Marine Club News for June 2020

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This MonthTHANK YOU! You recently received a Memorial Day message from us, asking for your support as we continue to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice, to keep their names alive for future generations. Your loyalty and generosity continue to hearten us as we stay focused on getting through this most challenging time.

Our commmitment to be “a tribute to those who have gone before; and a service to those who carry on” is unwavering. Thank you for showing us that we truly are in this together!

If you didn’t get the chance to make a gift and are able to, please CLICK HERE.

We wish you and your loved ones good health!

Crossroads of the Corps

Your Association and Club News for Winter 2020


Watch your mailbox for the Summer 2020 edition of Crossroads of the Corps. Inside, you’ll find a 15th anniversary retrospective of our Gold Star Parents event, Board Member and staff profiles, and much more. Be sure to share your copy of the magazine, especially with Veterans who are not yet members.


Your Home Away From Home

Planning a Stay at Your Club


Throughout the pandemic crisis, the Marines’ Memorial’s Hotel facilities have remained open for essential travel. Rest assured that we follow all recommended safety/hygiene guidelines. As we look forward, with the summer season upon us, we want you to feel safe and confident in planning a vacation stay at your Club. Given the uncertainties around future travel, we have devised a modified cancellation policy, effective through 30 June 2020. Please click the link below for details. We look forward to welcoming you back with all of the warmth and hospitality you deserve!



Let’s Stay Connected

A Greeting from Your Marines’ Memorial Family


We miss you! Click on the link below to see some familiar faces and hear our hopes for you and for the day we get to see you again at your Club.


Take a Virtual Tour of the Living Memorial


If you have not yet seen this excellent video tour, hosted by Col Brendan Kearney, USMC (Ret.), why not take a moment now? It’s a great reminder of the power of honoring our legacy, and of what makes the Marines’ Memorial Club so unique.


Explore Our YouTube Channel


Are there events you’ve attended, enjoyed and would like to revisit? Or a few you couldn’t make it to? Well, settle in: there are dozens of videos here, including Meet the Author, Commemorations, George P. Shultz Lecture Series, other special Speaker Events, and more.


Let Us Hear from You!


As we shelter in place, many of us are doing our best to “make lemonade,” tackling home projects, getting back to hobbies we’ve missed, or embarking on new learning adventures. A 95-year-old we know has become a whiz at Zoom so she can see her great grandchildren. How about you? What are you doing to stay sane, entertained, productive, and socially connected?


Special Combined Federal Campaign Drive Ends 3 June


May’s monthlong celebration of US service members has passed, but the Combined Federal Campaign’s special fundraising drive continues for just a few more days. If you haven’t already, please consider a donation directed to the Marines’ Memorial Foundation through the CFC.


Renew Your Membership or Upgrade to a Lifetime Benefactor Membership


This is truly a win-win! Benefactor membership privileges include: Lifetime Membership, a special Benefactor Holiday (2 nights plus $50 for dinner in the Leatherneck Steakhouse), Suite Upgrades at no charge (based on availability), 15% Discount on Food and Beverage, 15% at Marine Club Store, and Advance Reservations for select MMC events.


New Members: Another Great Idea for Gift Certificates


At the beginning of March, we launched our 2020 Membership Drive, with a goal of 250 new members by 30 June. While many things have changed, one has not: the outstanding longterm value of a Marines’ Memorial membership. Consider helping a veteran you know to make the decision to join by gifting them their first year of membership! Gift certificates are available now by phone, and an online purchase option is coming soon.

Buying a gift certificate for a Hotel Stay in the future is also a great way to feed your optimism for better times ahead. Likewise for booking a future hotel stay. We understand the situation is fluid and we will be flexible with any needed reservation changes.




Follow Marines’ Memorial on Social Media


Like our Facebook page or follow us on Instagram for updates on upcoming events and updates. Click on the links below or search marinesmemorial. 


More for Members

Leadership for Youngsters


Marines’ Memorial Foundation Board Member MK Palmore offers this entertaining guide for young people and their parents. It is based on the Marine Corps’ 14 leadership traits and is well worth a look. You can designate a portion of the purchase price to support Marines’ Memorial through Amazon Smile!


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In a piece honoring Gold Star Families published on Memorial Day, Scott Huesing paints a vivid picture of both the anguish and solace of attending this year’s Gold Star memorial service. Scott, a retired Marine infantry officer, is also the author of “Echo in Ramadi: The Firsthand Story of U.S. Marines in Iraq’s Deadliest City”.


Wedding on a Budget? Take a look at our Skyline Package.

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Let’s be optimistic and look forward to a beautiful 2020 wedding season. Consider your Club’s Skyline Wedding Package. Available Sunday and Monday evenings only, your all-inclusive celebration for 50 to 90 guests takes place on the Club’s 12th floor, with stunning views, expert event coordination, exceptional service, and gourmet catering.


Reciprocal Clubs Worldwide: Download the List 


When the all-clear comes, the travelers among us will be making plans. As a member, you have reciprocal privileges at over 250 private clubs around the world! The complete listing of our Reciprocal Clubs, including addresses and contact information, is available for download here.

In Our Theatre |


The Marines’ Memorial Theatre is dark for now, but we’ll be back. Watch this space and the Theatre’s website for updates.

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Just announced – June 10th! Financial Planning and Cross-border Considerations for Canadians

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

Canadians in the Bay Area have so many questions during this pandemic! We hope you can join us for our next virtual event.
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A newsletter from the World War I Centennial Commission.

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May 2020

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Reporter John Henry of WUSA News 9 Television in Washington, DC presented an excellent report on May 14 concerning the status of ongoing construction progress at the new National World War I Memorial, and the planned but postponed dedication of the new Eisenhower Memorial. Click the image to read his story and watch the video.

Memorial Virtual Explorer app gets new look, new contents, public beta status

The National World War I Memorial Explorer augmented reality (AR) app, with great input from the initial beta testers, has been updated with expanded content, more functionality, and a new lead image and updated logo.

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The app has now expanded to public beta, and we’re able to accommodate many more testers with a simplified request process.

More content is in production including Tanks, Military Battles, The life and family of General John J. Pershing, Artillery, a 360° Photosphere travel experience at the US Cemetery in Flanders, and a second exploration in the style of the “Sinking of the Lusitania” called “War in the Skies”.

We will be updating the existing beta release based on tester feedback in the next couple of weeks.  If you haven’t volunteered to join our beta tester army, click here to sign up now!

National World War I Museum and Memorial Sets June Reopen Dates

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The National WWI Museum and Memorial will reopen to its members on Monday, June 1 and to the general public on Tuesday, June 2. “We have monitored the COVID-19 situation closely during the past few months and, in accordance with guidance from public health officials at the local, state and federal levels, we are ready to reopen America’s official WWI Museum and Memorial,” said Dr. Matthew Naylor, National WWI Museum and Memorial President and CEO. “We’ve spent considerable time developing a comprehensive reopening plan that allows for people to visit one of the world’s great museums and memorials in a safe and welcoming environment.” Click here to find out more about the Museum’s plans and protective protocols to get visitors into the Kansas City facility again next week.

“To keep the memory of her father’s generation alive.”

Samuel Hart age 14

Samuel W. Hart was only 14 years old when the United States of America entered the First World War on April 6, 1917.  Hart  “borrowed a pair of long pants from a friend of mine and proceeded to the Navy recruiting station and told them I was 16. I was sworn in on April 10th.” This was just the beginning of a remarkable story of service in two World Wars that included being aboard the Navy troop ship USS President Lincoln when she was sunk by a German U-Boat in WWI, the aftermath of which earned one Navy officer the Medal of Honor.  A century later, his daughter Ava has stepped forward to remind Americans of this amazing story, and the patriotic service of her father and his older (there were none younger!) fellow Americans who stepped forward to answer the nation’s call to war in 1917. Click here to read Samuel’s incredible story, and his daughter’s reminder that we should remember his service, and that of his fellow World War I vets, a century later.

In May of 1918, William Henry Johnson became “the One-Man Army” in WWI

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On May 15, 1918, William Henry Johnson fought off scores of Germans single-handedly in the Forest of Argonne in France, a performance that earned him praise from former President Theodore Roosevelt ,who eventually called him one of the “five bravest Americans” to serve in World War I. But Johnson, an African American, did not receive the Medal of Honor from his nation until a century after his extraordinary heroism. Click here to read more about Johnson’s courageous service and the long effort to get him the recognition he deserved.

Writing in the New York Post on Memorial Day, Rich Lowry discusses Johnson’s heroism in the context of  how African American soldiers, from the Revolutionary War to the 20th Century, “were always fighting a two-front war — against the enemy in battle and against prejudice at home.” Click here to read Lowery’s entire timely Memorial Day reminder of this “long African American military tradition of exceptional devotion.”

Who are these people on these plaques?


Connecticut USAF veteran Jeff DeWitt undertook a personal project in 2019 to find and photograph the plaques on local war memorials that listed only the names those who died during wartime service.  He found that “What struck me most about it all was how little I knew about each of those people. It was then that I decided to tell their stories.” On the Norwalk WWI Memorial, “One plaque has only the names of those who died in service 1917 to 1919. I recognized three people on that plaque who are namesakes of our VFW and American Legion posts in town. The rest were a complete mystery to me.” Click here to read how DeWitt went about solving those 100 year-old mysteries, and bringing forgotten stories of service to light again.

Two pandemics separated by a century

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“The current pandemic we are living in provides us a window into an earlier time 102 years ago,” writes Paul LaRue of the Ohio WWI Centennial Committee.. “On Memorial Day of 1918 the United States was in the midst of the Spanish Influenza Pandemic.” Click here to read Paul’s article about the Fayette County, OH service members lost to the 1918 Influenza Pandemic.

Writing in the Washington Examiner newspaper, J. Mark Powell notes that “a deadly combination of war and pandemic” made October 1918 the deadliest month in our nation’s history. Click here to read the entire story about how “More U.S. citizens died then than ever passed away during any 30-day stretch before or since.”

As today, in cities across the nation, dealing with the flu pandemic took center stage a century ago.  The WTTW television station recently looked into the question of “How Did Chicago Deal With 1918 Spanish Flu?”  The Hudson Heritage Association in Ohio was recently “Looking back at ‘displays of humanity’ in Hudson, OH” during the Spanish Flu Pandemic. The Oregon Historical Society asks “From Whence Did it Come and to Where Did it Go?: The 1918 Influenza Pandemic in Oregon.”  The Knoxville History Project explores “Knoxville & The Spanish Flu: How 1918 was the same–and very different.”  And the Phillips Academy in Andover, MA reflects on “Lives lost and the country at a standstill: A look back back at the 1918-1919 Spanish Influenza and its impact on Phillips and Abbot academies.

The 1918 Flu Pandemic Killed Millions. Why Is Its Cultural Memory So Faint?

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After writing in 1918 to question why “the ‘forgotten’ 1918–19 flu pandemic had so little effect on culture, policy, and public memory in the decades after killing between 50 million and 100 million people,” author Rebecca Onion notes that in the time of SARS-CoV-2 “I find this historical phenomenon even harder to understand..” But, says Onion, perhaps literary scholar Elizabeth Outka has part of the answer. Click here to read Outka’s analysis of how “the pandemic wasn’t ‘forgotten’—it just went underground” and that the work of many notable authors of the period “was deeply affected by the flu in ways that aren’t so immediately obvious.”

Quarantine leads Virginia military expert to chaplain’s WWI pandemic efforts

Regis Barrett, OSB, Chaplain, U.S. Army

All he wanted was a little COVID-19 distraction, but the century-old photo of a military chaplain took an Albemarle County man on a 102-year time trip to a different state during a different deadly pandemic. In the time of COVID-19, with everyone warned to stay home as much as possible, military historian Art Beltrone found himself with a lot of time and home projects on his hands. He began to see the portrait of the chaplain in a different light.  Click here to read more about his research, and how “It turned out that he played into the 1918 pandemic in a big way.”

PA World War I Statue To Be Restored

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A statue of a World War I infantryman in Falls Township, PA’s Fallsington section will be restored. The limestone Doughboy statue that sits atop a small memorial at the intersection of Yardley Avenue, New Falls Road, Main Street, and West Tyburn Road has become weathered and damaged over the years. Acid rain and pollution have taken their toll on the statue erected to recognize the veterans and casualties of World War I. Click here to read more about the community restoration project for this century-old monument.

Battleship that survived both World Wars and atomic blasts is rediscovered

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The wreck of the World War I U.S. Navy battleship USS Nevada has been located 75 miles off the coast of Hawaii at a depth of nearly three miles. It’s a significant discovery, as the battleship represents one of the most storied vessels in U.S. history, having survived World War I, the attack on Pearl Harbor and a kamikaze suicide attack during World War II, and atomic bomb tests at Bikini Atoll. USS Nevada was deliberately sunk by the U.S. Navy in 1948, but the vessel’s precise resting place was unknown, until now. Click here to read more about the rediscovery of a ship built over 100 years ago that continued to affect shipbuilding design for half a century later.

Doughboy MIA for May 2020

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A man is only missing if he is forgotten.

World War One.

It was the first war where America made the promise: ‘Everyone comes home – nobody gets forgotten.’

And in the years following the war, America did her best to keep that promise to the best of her ability.

One hundred years later, Doughboy MIA has 4,452 reasons to continue that work.

Join us on a webinar Friday, May 29, and learn about The Who, The Where, and The Ways and Means behind what it is we do.

“A Man is Only Missing if He is Forgotten” is the slogan of Doughboy MIA, and after this webinar you’ll understand the efforts to ensure that all the MIA are properly remembered, and how you can be a part of the effort.

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Would YOU like to be a part of our mission of discovering what happened to our missing Doughboys from WW1? Of course you would, and you CAN! Simply make a donation to the cause and know you played a part in making as full an accounting as possible of these men. Large or small doesn’t matter – that you cared enough to help does. Visit to make your tax deductible donation to our non-profit project today, and remember:

A man is only missing if he is forgotten.

Official WWI Centennial Merchandise

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2018 World War I Centennial Silver Dollar Set

No longer available from the U.S. Mint!

These Official World War I Centennial Silver Dollar Sets are still available here on the WWI Centennial Commission’s online gift shop.

NOTE: Each set comes with 2 separate coins. Each set will accompany the Official Doughboy Design alongside your choice of Military Branch.

“The United Mint certifies that this coin is a genuine 2018 World War I Centennial Silver Dollar, minted and issued in accordance with legislation passed by Congress and signed by the President on December 16, 2014, as Public Law 113-212. This coin was minted by the Department of the Treasury, United States Mint, to commemorate the centennial of America’s involvement in World War I. This coin is legal tender of the United States.”

Proceeds from the sale of this item will help build the new National World War I Memorial in Washington, DC.

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

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You can keep track of progress at the new National World War I Memorial through construction site time lapse video, or a live video feed from the site. Click here to take a look, and also find out how you can help finish this national tribute to the 4.7 million Americans who served, and the 116,516 who did not come home from World War I.

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Walter Wave Miguel

A Story of Service from the Stories of Service section of

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Submitted by: Laurie Button {I have been researching him for 30 years – it’s a long but wonderful story.}

Walter Wave Miguel born around 1887. Walter Miguel served in World War 1 with the United States Army. The enlistment was in 1918 and the service was completed in 1918.

Story of Service

Walter Wave Miguel (3802505) was born to Henry and Nellie Miguel in Arnolds Park, Iowa on Oct. 5, 1887. He was drafted and called into service July 22, 1918.

Wave received his training at Camp Pike near Little Rock, Arkansas before sailing for France on the Katoomba from the Port of New York Sept. 1, 1918. He was originally assigned to Company H of the 330th Infantry, but was transferred to the 5th Division’s 11th Infantry, Company L in mid-to-late October 1918.

Read Walter Wave Miguel’s entire Story of Service here.

Submit your family’s Story of Service here.

Future of Higher Ed with Martin Basiri, Mike Silagadze, Kristen Hamilton | M&A and funding announcements

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


The Future of Higher Education

Thursday, June 4 @ 9am PT/12pm ET 

Join Kristen Hamilton, a multi-time founder with an IPO exit, Edtech Entrepreneur and CEO and current Board Director at Top Hat; Mike Siligadze, Co-Founder and CEO of Top Hat, a leading higher education platform across North America. Top Hat recently announced the acquisition of Canada’s largest education textbook publisher, Nelson, converting print only titles into digital textbooks as many universities will continue remote or blended learning this fall; and Martin Basiri, Co-Founder and CEO of ApplyBoard, an online platform that empowers international students to gain greater access to higher education. ApplyBoard is Canada’s latest unicorn after it’s Series C fundraising announcement earlier this month.

Kristen, Mike and Martin will join us to to discuss disruption in Higher Education and how changes brought on by the COVID pandemic may be here to stay.

[Member Exclusive] C100 Member Virtual Town Hall

Monday, June 22 @ 9am PT/12pm ET 

Celebrating ten years of connecting Canadian entrepreneurs. We provide a recap of a year of milestones and sharing our vision for a future C100. All members – individual and institutional – will receive an invitation.

This event is exclusive for C100 Members, you must be a member to join. If you are interested in membership, you can learn more below or here.


C100’s mission is to support, inspire, and connect the most promising Canadian entrepreneurial leaders through mentorship, investment, partnership, and talent.

Our members form the preeminent, global community of visionary Canadian entreprenenurs, operators and investors. Each brings something rich and unique to our ecosystem and fuels C100’s role in supporting global Canadians as they build high-impact careers and remarkable organizations. 

Play a more active role the C100 ecosystem and benefit from opportunities for personal and professional development. Consider supporting C100’s mission as a member.


Over the last couple of weeks, we have onboarded all 26 companies in our 2020 cohort via zoom and we cannot wait to continue to share details about the companies, founders and our upcoming event with you all. More to come soon. In the meantime, check out out the companies participating in this year’s 48Hrs in the Valley.


  • Sean Lynch (C100 Charter Member) and co-founder Boris Jabes made news with the public launch of their company, Census and a16z-led, angel-stacked seed round, with participation from fellow Charter Member Mike McCauley of Garage Ventures. Their goal, as Sean puts it, “is to give super powers to the revenue ops team and let them control their own destiny, instead of requiring an engineering degree today.”


Invest Canada ’20

The Canadian Venture Capital Association (CVCA) hosts the premier conference for the VC community in Canada. Our friends at CVCA have extended a custom discount code to anyone in the C100 community interested in attending Invest Canada ’20 (entirely online) this June 15-17. This is a great opportunity for GPs to network remotely with GPs, LPs, and industry leaders from across Canada.

Discount: 10% (expires June12).

Code: C100PERK10