Monthly Archives: December 2021

The Battle to save a Vietnam Veterans Memorial and its Legacy… At our next “Meet The Author”

This up-coming event from a fellow veterans organization in the Bay Area may be of interest to some members.

Webinar: John Boyko on Canada and the Vietnam War

These webinars, which are offered in partnership with Dominion Command, may be of interest to some members.

The Devil’s Trick: How Canada Fought the Vietnam War
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The Devil’s Trick: How Canada Fought the Vietnam War

January 12th at 7:00pm ET

The webinar is FREE on Zoom.

Registration is required. Click HERE.

Through the lens of six remarkable people, some well-known, and others obscure, John Boyko will recount Canada’s often-overlooked involvement in the Vietnam War that began before the Americanization of that slow-motion tragedy and lasted long after the Americans left. Canada was a perhaps naive peacemaker, combatant, a cynical provider of weaponry, and a sanctuary. In uncovering Canada’s complex involvement in the Vietnam War, the many secrets and often forgotten ways that Canada not only fought the war but was shaped by its lessons and lies will be revealed.

16 February | Speaker Series
Maya Goldenberg
“Is There a War on Science?”
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December 1946: A season of hope

An item from the Legion Magazine.

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Front Lines
December 1946: A season of hope

December 1946: A season of hope

Story by Stephen J. Thorne

Seventy-five years ago, the lights of Christmas 1946 twinkled and danced across Canada and throughout the Western world as they had for no other Yuletide celebration in what must have seemed, to many, an eternity.

Loved ones, families and friends had a lot to celebrate. The war was over, with any luck the boys were home, and 8.2 million babies had already started arriving in what would become known as the postwar baby boom. It lasted two decades.


Poster Blowout!
Military Milestones
Our man in Angola

Our man in Angola

Story by Sharon Adams

Angola, a country of some 32 million people along the southwest coast of Africa, endured centuries as a colony of Portugal followed by long years of war to gain independence, then long years of civil war.

At the end of the 1980s, the country was politically divided; the government was supported by the Soviet Union, assisted by Cuban forces, but UNITA (the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola) controlled large swaths of the country, with aid from South Africa and the United States.


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Please support “Daily Taps at the WWI Memorial”

This item from the formerly named World War One Centennial Commission may be of interest to some of our members.

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Bugler playing daily taps at the WWI Memorial

Please Help Make Daily Taps a Reality

Dear Michael,

Almost immediately after the National WWI Memorial in Washington, D.C, opened to the public on April 16, 2021, we teamed up with “Taps for Veterans”  Director Jari Villanueva, a retired military bugler and Taps historian. Our goal was to explore the feasibility for a bugler in WWI uniform sounding taps at the Memorial every evening at 5pm, 7 days a week, rain or shine!

Honoring our Veterans at the WWI Memorial with taps is both an issue of logistics and a matter of financial support.

It was the generosity and financial dedication of some of the program’s early supporters that made it possible to carry this out through the rest of 2021.

Success in ’21 is followed by some exciting news for 2022

First, early in the coming year, we will be announcing the details about a wonderful Founding Sponsor for Daily Taps at the WWI Memorial. Their generous year-end gift is going to carry us well into 2022.

Secondly, this spring we will start to live stream Daily Taps at the WWI Memorial on YouTube with the ability to honor specific veterans, groups or organizations for that day, week or month. The technology is being tested and readied now.

Finally, we are working very hard to build an endowment for the program, large enough to guarantee that this poignant and moving daily tradition will continue at the WWI Memorial in perpetuity – our ultimate goal.

We could really use your help!

Though we made a lot of exciting progress in 2021, we are still in “early days”. We are depending on supporters like you, to help us make this program a living part of daily life in our nation’s capital. Please make a year-end, tax deductible contribution to the Doughboy Foundation for “Daily Taps at the WWI Memorial”.

Make your support “In Honor Of:” to dedicate your donation to someone or something you care about.

We wish all of you a wonderful and safe new year.

Thank you

Dans Signature

Dan Dayton
President, Doughboy Foundation

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Behind the scenes on Memorial Day 2021

An item from a fellow veterans organization in the Bay Area.

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Dear Michael,

As 2021 comes to its end, we take this opportunity to thank all our Sponsors, Donors, and Volunteers.  Thanks to your support, The Foundation was able to help volunteers pay tribute to over 300,000 heroes across the United States.

We are very grateful to the farms in California and Colombia for the flowers they donated for the Foundation’s two events this year: Memorial Day and the 100th Anniversary of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery.
We wish you a happy holiday season, full of health and surrounded by your friends and family.

In mid-January, you will receive a report of the Foundation’s 2021 activities and what we plan for the upcoming year.

A Special Thanks

The Memorial Day Flowers Foundation team would like to thank our main sponsor this year, CalFlowers, whose support enabled us to continue our mission to honor and remember our heroes.


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