In 2020, as a way to get membership engaged all across the country, Dominion Command of the Royal Canadian Legion engaged in an “I Joined” campaign. In preparation for a membership drive that we are going to undertake in the Fall, US Branch 25 – representing the San Francisco Bay Area – is replicating this campaign.
Our members are the lifeblood of the Royal Canadian Legion. Without your support, we could not do all we do to honour, support, and remember Canada’s veteran and their families. We invite you to share why you joined the Legion. For some it may be to give back to those who served, to honour family members, or to support our branch and communities. So tell us your Legion story! Why did you join the Legion? What do you like about being a member? What is your favourite Legion memory? Please visit https://tinyurl.com/branch25-ijoined/ to contribute your own story, and be sure to upload a photo of yourself or our branch to accompany your story – or even a video.
If you visit https://www.legion.ca/news/articles/2019/11/28/in-their-own-words-why-our-members-joined-the-royal-canadian-legion you can see the stories of nine of our comrades from the Dominion Command campaign. Some of the videos that were produced included:
- https://youtu.be/9ul9LqitwyY (16 seconds)
- https://youtu.be/-iUUA5JfW1M (30 seconds)
Here are some examples that have already been submitted from our own Branch:
- Siekfen Krieger, Originary (Veteran) member since 1998 – https://royalcanadianlegionus25.com/i-joined-siefken-krieger/
- Marina Kyne, Associate member since 1998 – https://royalcanadianlegionus25.com/i-joined-marina-kyne/
- JD Hartnagle, Associate Member since 2019 – https://royalcanadianlegionus25.com/i-joined-jd-hartnagle/
- Michael Barbour, Associate Member since 1998 – https://royalcanadianlegionus25.com/i-joined-michael-barbour/
If you have any questions, please let us know.