Monthly Archives: August 2022

Remembered Light – The McDonald Windows at the Veterans Gallery

This is an exhibit that may be of interest to our members in the Bay Area.


Interfaith Center at the Presidio

Unleashing the Power of

Interreligious Cooperation

Remembered Light

The McDonald Windows

Remembered Light – Glass Fragments from World War II

The McDonald Windows

A special exhibit featuring works of glass art, incorporating stained glass shards collected by Chaplain Frederick Alexander McDonald during his service in the U.S. Army during World War II.

The exhibit will be at the

Veterans Building, Veterans Gallery (Suite 102)

401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco

August 28 – November 20, 2022

 Wednesday through Sunday 1 – 6pm.

To learn more about the exhibit and The McDonald Windows please visit:https://www.interfaithpresidio.org/mcdonald-windows.html

 

P.O. Box 29055, San Francisco, CA 94129

(415) 561-3930 (office) * (415) 515-5681 (cell)

www.interfaithpresidio.org * mailto:presidiointerfaith@gmail.com

Consultation Results- Health Claims Processing

If this applies to any of our Canadian members, please be sure to check out the results of the consultation process.


The VAC Health Claims Processing consultation results are in. Thank you for your participation.

The feedback you provided will help us improve the requirements and implementation of our next Federal Health Claims Processing Services contract.

You can read the consultation recap on Let’s Talk Veterans: Health Claims Processing.
Sincerely,

Stakeholder Engagement and Outreach Team

Veterans Affairs Canada

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The myth of dying a glorious death at war

An item from the Legion Magazine.


Stephen J thorne

IWM

The myth of dying a glorious death at war

STORY BY STEPHEN J. THORNE

 

The letter out of 44 Casualty Clearing Station, British Expeditionary Force, France, is neatly written in vivid blue ink on a creased and wrinkled page of notebook paper, its edges stained deep red in an oddly patriotic, if not disturbing, rendering of time or maybe circumstance.

Written by the chaplain to the forces, Leonard T. Pearson, it’s dated July 10, 1917.

There’s no destination address recorded on the page, but the recipient was William John Paul of Burin, Nfld., a merchant and father of Private Reginald Paul.

Twenty-one-year-old Reginald had been a member of the storied Newfoundland Regiment. He was killed on the first day of battle at the Somme—July 1, 1916. A day venerated by Newfoundlanders.

 

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Canada’s Nursing Sisters of the First World War

STORY BY SHARON ADAMS

The Hall of Honour in the centre block on Parliament Hill was designed to take your breath away.

The soaring arches and vaulted ceilings draw the eye upward. Soft light from high windows imparts a warm glow to the limestone.

It feels like a space built for a high purpose. It is used for state occasions and formal parliamentary events.

Along the walls are commemorative plaques, reliefs and statues. The largest among them is the Nursing Sisters’ Memorial.

 

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Maple Leaf Route Webinar – Canadian Servicewomen of the Second World War

Note these up-coming events from a partner of Dominion Command.  The first webinar, which may be of interest to some of our members, is scheduled for this evening.


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TO HELP WIN THE FIGHT: CANADIAN SERVICEWOMEN OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR

31 August @ 7:30 pm ET

CLICK HERE to register

The Second World War brought many crucial changes to the lives of Canadian women, including the opportunity for wider military service. Recruits who joined the Canadian Women’s Army Corps, the Royal Canadian Air Force Women’s Division, and the Women’s Royal Canadian Naval Service challenged conceptions, broke barriers, and helped win a war. This talk will examine key aspects of their wartime experiences using biography and material culture.
Upcoming Webinars
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Recent Events

R. SCOTT SHEFFIELD

Fighting a White Man’s War: Canada’s First Nations Peoples and the Second World War

MIKE BECHTHOLDPer Ardua ad Astra: The Royal Canadian Air Force and the Second World War
ANNA PEARSON, STEPHEN CONNOR AND ROBERT CATSBURG

Ne-kah-ne-tah: The Liberation of Welberg, Memory, Meaning and Experience

JEFF NOAKES

Canada and the Second World War at Sea

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