Monthly Archives: October 2022

USS Camanche Presentation

Some of our members may be interested in this local event.

The Mare Island Historical Park Foundation invites you to the Speaker Series: USS CAMANCHE – Confederate Raiders and Defending the San Francisco Bay on November 19th – 

Who: Anyone with an interest in the San Francisco Bay Area during the Civil War.

What: A presentation by historian Robert Bailey of the life of a Civil War era monitor in the San Francisco Bay Area.

When: November 19th, 3:00-4:00 PM.

Where: St. Peter’s Chapel,  1181 Walnut Ave, Mare Island.

How: Tickets are limited. $15/person for advance purchase and $20 at the door. Mare Island Historic Park Foundation members are free. All proceeds benefit the Foundation.

For Details and to Purchase Tickets Visit:

ABOUT THE FOUNDATION: The Mare Island Historic Park Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of the rich and diverse history of the Mare Island Naval Shipyard. For more information, tours, and experiences on the Island, visit

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Mare Island Historical Society · 250 13th St · Vallejo, CA 94590-6448 · USA

Classroom resources for Remembrance Day

Members may be interested in sharing these resources with educators in their sphere.

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Canada's History

War & Peace

CANADA IN FOCUSThe War & Peace episode of Canada in Focus asks: Is Canada really a “nation of peacekeepers?” Each episode of this classroom-friendly video series spotlights current Canadian topics by looking back through history.

You can also explore how other educators teach war and peace in the classroom, including advice, online resources, books, and lesson plans.

Flying and Spying

HISTORY BITSIn the History Bits episode “Flying and Spying,” experience the story of Chinese-Canadian Second World War hero Kam Len Douglas Sam of Victoria, B.C. Learn more

Flying and Spying: The Life of Kam Len Douglas Sam

In this lesson inspired by the History Bits episode, students will explore the life of Kam Len Douglas Sam and discover why he was the most decorated and highest-ranked Chinese Canadian in history. Learn more

Remembering the Great War

Find stories about the major battles, kids’ lives back home, and how anger around conscription divided the country during the First World War in this issue of Kayak — complete with resources for the classroom. Learn more

Canada and the Second World War

From farms to factories to fighting, the Second World War touched Canadians in many ways. Check out this issue of Kayak to reflect on and remember Canadians’ wartime contributions. Learn more

Canada’s Carry On Sergeant!

More than fifty years after its initial release (and flop), the restored wartime film Carry On Sergeant! has finally earned a national audience. Students can view the movie on Library and Archives Canada’s YouTube channel. Learn more

Behind the lines

Inspired by his great-great-uncle’s Second World War experience, fourteen-year-old Theo Behe recently published a graphic novel called Johnny Recuit. Fictional protagonist Big Johnny lies about his age to serve in the air force so he can find and rescue his uncle, who has been captured by Nazi forces in Germany. Learn more

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The Mission Matters Now

An item from the Wreaths Across America organization.  A reminder that our cadets will have a specific link for their Wreaths Across America fundraising, so be on the lookout for that.


Dear Michael Barbour,


Thank you for your service …


In a time of great division in our country, I think we can all agree on the debt we owe those who have served in our nation’s military.


While carrying out our mission at Wreaths Across America, we work year-round to share stories of bravery and sacrifice to both honor those that serve, and teach the next generation through their example. And like so many organizations and individuals, we encourage thanking veterans at every opportunity. Read more about my thoughts on this by clicking on the button below.

We encourage people to use our ‘I OWE YOU’ cards as a physical reminder that we know we owe veterans for our freedom, we owe them gratitude and we owe them for our future. Order your free cards today here.



Karen Worcester

Executive Director

Op-Ed from Joseph Reagan, Director of Military and Veterans Outreach for Wreaths Across America

While we may only celebrate Veterans Day with a few moments of silence each year, we have an opportunity to use those moments to find our own way to serve as part of our commitment to living up to the legacy of our Veterans. Read Joseph Reagan’s Op-Ed titled “Gunther, Havlat, Knauss, and Veterans Day” by clicking on the button below.


New Teach Curriculum Available Now

TEACH the next generation

We have two new lesson plans now available for the month of November!


Check out our lesson plans for Veteran’s Day and American Indian Heritage Month by clicking on the button below.

Wreaths Across America Radio Announces New Strategic Partnerships with Veteran Radio Programs

Wreaths Across America Radio proudly announces entering into a content-sharing agreement with several exciting new program partners! You can listen to Wreaths Across America Radio’s 24/7 internet stream anytime and anywhere on the iHeart Radio app, Audacy app, TuneIn app, or click here to listen.

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Tell Us Your Why

Every person involved with the Mission to Remember, Honor, Teach, has a personal reason for participating. We want to hear yours!

Find a Location or Group Near You

Interested in supporting Wreaths Across America in your community this year? Find a participating Location(s) and Groups supporting them near you below.

Registered Locations and Groups participating in the Wreaths Across America program nationwide have permission to use our trademarked name and logo, and each is provided a customized landing page through our main website where you can learn more about their local program, sponsor a wreath to be allocated to them directly, and sign up to volunteer. If you would prefer to speak with someone directly to show your support, please contact Customer Service (877) 385-9504, current hours are 7:30am – 7pm (EST).

Get Your Heroes Cup from Mission BBQ

Mission BBQ

SAVE THE DATE – Nov. 12 kicks off the 2022 MISSION BBQ Heroes Cup Campaign in Support of Wreaths Across America!


Find a location near you to purchase your cup by clicking on the button below.

Featured Merchandise: Sponsorship Cards and Patriot Pairs

Shop our new sponsorship cards for various occasions. For each card purchased, a wreath is also sponsored. All cards include envelopes and are sent directly to the customer to fill out and send to the desired recipient(s).


With our Patriot Pair, you can honor and remember your hero. A veteran’s wreath will be placed at one of our locations and a second purchased wreath with a branch flag will be sent to the address of your choice.

Make sure to follow Wreaths Across America official channels on social media for the most up-to-the-minute news on the mission throughout the year:


Wreaths Across America, PO Box 249, Columbia Falls, ME 04623, United States, 877-385-9504

Remembered Light – The McDonald Windows at the Veterans Gallery

A reminder to members of this continuing event.

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.

Admission is free

To learn more about the exhibit and The McDonald Windows please visit:

Please visit the new website dedicated to Chaplain McDonald and the story of the stained-glass shards he collected during World War II

If you have any questions please contact


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

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