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

The program for today’s service is available at https://royalcanadianlegionus25.files.wordpress.com/2022/06/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 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 https://youtu.be/GgKK6v4zYb4

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

Final Reminder: Commemoration Day Virtual Service – Friday, 01 July 2022

While July 1st is Canada Day, for Newfoundlanders and Labradorians it is also Memorial Day or Commemoration Day – a day when we remember the tragic events of the Battle of Beaumont Hamel.

Join Royal Canadian Legion Branch 25 (representing the San Francisco Bay area), along with the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps – Arkansas Division, as they present a Commemoration Day Virtual Service at 11am (Pacific) on Friday, 01 July.  If you wish to participate and watch the virtual service, please register at:

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_PB5AIjHsQEWPi9co_BCphg

Original image available at https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/19/Newfoundland_National_War_Memorial.jpg

The first of July 1916 was the opening day of the Battle of the Somme, when 806 members of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment climbed out of their trenches and went “over the top” at 8:45am as part of the battle of Beaumont-Hamel. In less than an hour, the regiment was devastated, most killed or wounded within the first 20 minutes of the battle. The next morning, only 68 soldiers answered the roll call. Commemoration Day was established in 1917, just one year later.

Join us at 11am (Pacific) to participate.  Please register at:

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_PB5AIjHsQEWPi9co_BCphg

More information can be found at https://royalcanadianlegionus25.com/commemoration-day-virtual-service/

Reminder: Commemoration Day Virtual Service – Friday, 01 July 2022

While July 1st is Canada Day, for Newfoundlanders and Labradorians it is also Memorial Day or Commemoration Day – a day when we remember the tragic events of the Battle of Beaumont Hamel.

Join Royal Canadian Legion Branch 25 (representing the San Francisco Bay area), along with the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps – Arkansas Division, as they present a Commemoration Day Virtual Service at 11am (Pacific) on Friday, 01 July.  If you wish to participate and watch the virtual service, please register at:

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_PB5AIjHsQEWPi9co_BCphg

Original image available at https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/19/Newfoundland_National_War_Memorial.jpg

The first of July 1916 was the opening day of the Battle of the Somme, when 806 members of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment climbed out of their trenches and went “over the top” at 8:45am as part of the battle of Beaumont-Hamel. In less than an hour, the regiment was devastated, most killed or wounded within the first 20 minutes of the battle. The next morning, only 68 soldiers answered the roll call. Commemoration Day was established in 1917, just one year later.

Join us at 11am (Pacific) to participate.  Please register at:

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_PB5AIjHsQEWPi9co_BCphg

More information can be found at https://royalcanadianlegionus25.com/commemoration-day-virtual-service/

Reminder: Commemoration Day Virtual Service – Friday, 01 July 2022

While July 1st is Canada Day, for Newfoundlanders and Labradorians it is also Memorial Day or Commemoration Day – a day when we remember the tragic events of the Battle of Beaumont Hamel.

Join Royal Canadian Legion Branch 25 (representing the San Francisco Bay area), along with the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps – Arkansas Division, as they present a Commemoration Day Virtual Service at 11am (Pacific) on Friday, 01 July.  If you wish to participate and watch the virtual service, please register at:

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_PB5AIjHsQEWPi9co_BCphg

Original image available at https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/19/Newfoundland_National_War_Memorial.jpg

The first of July 1916 was the opening day of the Battle of the Somme, when 806 members of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment climbed out of their trenches and went “over the top” at 8:45am as part of the battle of Beaumont-Hamel. In less than an hour, the regiment was devastated, most killed or wounded within the first 20 minutes of the battle. The next morning, only 68 soldiers answered the roll call. Commemoration Day was established in 1917, just one year later.

Join us at 11am (Pacific) to participate.  Please register at:

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_PB5AIjHsQEWPi9co_BCphg

More information can be found at https://royalcanadianlegionus25.com/commemoration-day-virtual-service/

Commemoration Day Virtual Service – Friday, 01 July 2022

While July 1st is Canada Day, for Newfoundlanders and Labradorians it is also Memorial Day or Commemoration Day – a day when we remember the tragic events of the Battle of Beaumont Hamel.

Join Royal Canadian Legion Branch 25 (representing the San Francisco Bay area), along with the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps – Arkansas Division, as they present a Commemoration Day Virtual Service at 11am (Pacific) on Friday, 01 July.  If you wish to participate and watch the virtual service, please register at:

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_PB5AIjHsQEWPi9co_BCphg

Original image available at https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/19/Newfoundland_National_War_Memorial.jpg

The first of July 1916 was the opening day of the Battle of the Somme, when 806 members of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment climbed out of their trenches and went “over the top” at 8:45am as part of the battle of Beaumont-Hamel. In less than an hour, the regiment was devastated, most killed or wounded within the first 20 minutes of the battle. The next morning, only 68 soldiers answered the roll call. Commemoration Day was established in 1917, just one year later.

Join us at 11am (Pacific) to participate.  Please register at:

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_PB5AIjHsQEWPi9co_BCphg

More information can be found at https://royalcanadianlegionus25.com/commemoration-day-virtual-service/