Category Archives: Virtual Ceremony

Royal Canadian Legion US Branch #25 – Commemoration Day Virtual Service 2022

The program for today’s service is available at

All images and videos used during the ceremony were either original, open source, or were used with permission. Open source images included:

Thank you to the following individuals for participating in the service:

  • Hon. Steve Crocker, Minister of Tourism, Culture, Arts and Recreation
  • Jean-Pierre Godbout, Senior Program Advisor in the European Operations Directorate of Veterans Affairs Canada
  • Parks Canada guides Emma and Jacob
  • Dr. Vianne Timmons, OC, President of Memorial University

Thank you to the following individuals or groups for their permission to use the following videos:

The song Recruiting Sergeant by Great Big Sea was created with permission from:

Using public domain images from:

You can access a copy of just that video at

Thank you to Legion Magazine for permission to include their “Military Moment” on the Battle of Beaumont Hamel. The original video is available at

Finally, thank you to members of Branch 25 (San Francisco) of the Royal Canadian Legion and members of the United States Naval Sea Cadet Corps – Arkansas Division.

Memorial Day Service 2022

Branch 25 of the Royal Canadian Legion (representing the San Francisco Bay Area) held their annual Memorial Day Service, supported by our U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps (USNSCC) Arkansas Division. The service took place at the Royal Canadian Legion plot in the Greenlawn Memorial Park on 1100 El Camino Real in Colma, CA.  The service was originally streamed at 11am on Sunday, 29 May 2022, and a recording of that stream (with some editing to address some of the technical issue) is available below.

The program can be viewed by clicking here.

The land acknowledgement for our plot at Greenlawn Memorial Park is available by clicking here.

The reflection delivered by President Michael Barbour was based on material from:

TUC Virtual Veterans Day Service 2021

The Royal Canadian Legion was also represented at the virtual Veterans Day Service hosted by Touro University California.

Note that this is a personal archive. The original video for this event is available at

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Join Touro University California in honoring our Veterans for a Virtual Celebration hosted by the TUC Military Club.

The live event aired on Wednesday, November 11, 2021 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. (PST)

Original description:

Join TUC in honoring our Veterans for a Virtual Celebration.
Hosted by the TUC Military Club

Thursday, November 11, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. (PST)

Join the Celebration (No Registration Required)

This event is free, and all are welcome to join us as we celebrate the men and women who have kept our country safe throughout the years.

Special Guests include:

  • Congressman Mike Thompson, California 5th District
  • State Senator Bill Dodd, District 3
  • Assemblymember Timothy Grayson, District 14
  • Council Member Pippin Dew, City of Vallejo – District 1
  • Dr Andrew Shelley, Clinical Psychologist – Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Charlie Martin, Piper – Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 25

Remembrance Day Service 2021

After a year of virtual services, Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 25 (representing the San Francisco Bay Area) was able to come together again at Liberty Cemetery in Petaluma for its annual Remembrance Day service, where we were assisted by members and leaders of our United States Navy Sea Cadet Corp – Arkansas Division. The program for today’s service is available by clicking here.

In addition to the in person service, we also tried to stream the service using Zoom. You can view an edited recording of that service at:

This was our first attempt at a hybrid service, and apologies to those at home. We learned that while the video through the cell phone on location turned 90 degrees, the feed in Zoom did not. Additionally, the audio quality – particularly for the music portions was problematic. We promise that by our next hybrid service that we will have these issues addressed.

Thank you to both those who attended in person and those who attended online. Thanks also to our fellow Canadians at the Consulate in San Francisco, the Digital Moose Lounge, and the Canadian Studies Program at UC Berkeley. We appreciate the incredible job each of these groups did in promoting the service.

Finally, below are some of the photos that were taken, including our traditional group picture.

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Theme announced for 80th National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Commemoration

Note that this service will be streamed.  Information available below.


Date: October 1, 2021
Contact: Emily Pruett, 808-226-4100


HONOLULU – Pearl Harbor National Memorial, Navy Region Hawaii, and Pacific Historic Parks have announced the theme for this year’s National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Commemoration: Valor, Sacrifice, and Peace. This year marks the 80th commemoration of the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 and the subsequent entry of the United States into World War II.

The goal of the commemoration and supplemental events is to ensure that future generations will understand the valor and legacy of those who perished and those who fought throughout the war. The commemoration also highlights the importance of the peace that brought a reconciliation that continues to create a better future for all.

If you are:

  • World War II Veteran or Pearl Harbor Survivor, or know of one interested in attending, please complete this on-line form by 5 pm HST October 31WW2 Veteran and PH Survivor Form
  • A member of the media interested in credentialling information, complete this on-line form by 5 pm HST October 31: Media Credential Form.
  • An educator or lifelong learner looking for educational and interpretive resources, the event organizers will host virtual programming from November 29 – December 8 at This programming; Beyond Pearl Harbor: Untold Stories of WWII, will explore a broader story of the WWII experience.

Members of the public please be advised that plans for public access to the commemoration events are still being determined. More information will be shared at:, and when it becomes available.

The USS Nevada, USS Utah, Main December 7 Ceremony, and USS Oklahoma Ceremonies will all be live streamed and captioned for those interested in attending from the comfort of their own homes. Information and live-streamed events will be shared at: and

We are monitoring the coronavirus situation and will continue to assess the impacts to the 80th National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day commemorative events. For your safety and the safety of our veterans, we will provide updated guidance on attendance and safety measures in the coming weeks on our website: