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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.

Final Reminder: Please Register for our Commemoration Day Virtual Service 2021

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 virtual Commemoration Day service at 10am (Pacific) on Thursday, 01 July.  If you wish to participate and watch the virtual service, please register at:

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_HiSbNsj9QKKVKUjZGnMg_g

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.

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 10am (Pacific) to participate.  Please register at:

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_HiSbNsj9QKKVKUjZGnMg_g

 

Reminder: Please Register for our Commemoration Day Virtual Service 2021

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 virtual Commemoration Day service at 10am (Pacific) on Thursday, 01 July.  If you wish to participate and watch the virtual service, please register at:

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_HiSbNsj9QKKVKUjZGnMg_g

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.

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 10am (Pacific) to participate.  Please register at:

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_HiSbNsj9QKKVKUjZGnMg_g

 

Reminder: Please Register for our Commemoration Day Virtual Service 2021

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 virtual Commemoration Day service at 10am (Pacific) on Thursday, 01 July.  If you wish to participate and watch the virtual service, please register at:

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_HiSbNsj9QKKVKUjZGnMg_g

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.

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 10am (Pacific) to participate.  Please register at:

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_HiSbNsj9QKKVKUjZGnMg_g

 

Please Register for our Commemoration Day Virtual Service 2021

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 virtual Commemoration Day service at 10am (Pacific) on Thursday, 01 July.  If you wish to participate and watch the virtual service, please register at:

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_HiSbNsj9QKKVKUjZGnMg_g

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.

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 10am (Pacific) to participate.  Please register at:

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_HiSbNsj9QKKVKUjZGnMg_g