Category Archives: Virtual Ceremony

Royal Canadian Legion US Branch #25 – Commemoration Day Virtual Service 2021

The program for today’s service is available at https://royalcanadianlegionus25.files.wordpress.com/2021/06/commemoration-day-virtual-service-program.pdf

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 groups for their permission to use the following videos:

If you would like to purchase a copy of “It’s A Long Way From St. John’s,” you can visit the Royal Newfoundland Regiment shop at http://rnfldrmuseum.ca/product/cd-its-a-long-way-from-st-johns-danny-oflaherty/

Also, if you are interested in watching the CBC documentary “Trail of the Caribou” featuring Mark Critch and Allan Hawco, please visit https://youtu.be/rsiNV9tPTeQ

Thank you to Legion Magazine for permission to include their “Military Moment” on the Battle of Beaumont Hamel. The original video is available at https://legionmagazine.com/en/2016/06/military-moments-beaumont-hamel/

Finally, thank you to Robert Colbourne, the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District, Her Honour The Hon. Judy May Foote, Hon. Steve Crocker, Gary Browne, Danny O’Flaherty, Holy Heart of Mary Chamber Choir, U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps – Arkansas Division, Allan Hawco, Mark Critch, Berkley Lawrence and the Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Command, and Hugh Donnan and the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra.

Virtual Memorial Day Service 2021

Join US Branch #25 of the Royal Canadian Legion, along with their comrades from other branches in the International Western USA Zone and the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps – Arkansas Division as they present a virtual Memorial Day service.

The service was originally streamed on May 31, 2021.  You can access the full program here.

Virtual Ceremony: ANZAC Day 2021

Earlier today the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 25 (representing the San Francisco Bay area) partnered with the Australian American Chamber of Commerce and the New Zealand American Association of San Francisco to stream a small ANZAC day service from Hero’s Grove in Golden Gate National Park on Sunday, 25 April, which began at 10am. This is a recording of that streamed event.

The Royal Canadian Legion was present at the service to represent the Royal Newfoundland Regiment, which joined the ANZAC forces at Gallipoli. 2021 is an important year for the Regiment and Gallipoli, as only days ago the final caribou statue was installed in Gallipoli, completing the Trail of the Caribou (i.e., the sites where the Royal Newfoundland regiment fought during World War I).

Legion Magazine – A Virtual Memorial Day Service

Our own branch was featured in the recent issue of the Legion Magazine for one of our virtual services.

Click here on on the image to enlarge.

For a PDF version, click legion-magazine_janfeb21.pdf

The service in question was the Commemoration Day/Memorial Day one we hosted on 01 July 2020. To view that service, click here.