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The Press Democrat – Close to Home: Remembering Americans who served with Canadians in World War I

Original article available at https://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/8925848-181/close-to-home-remembering-americans


Close to Home: Remembering Americans who served with Canadians in World War I

RANA SARKAR
RANA SARKAR IS CONSUL GENERAL OF CANADA IN SAN FRANCISCO. | November 8, 2018, 12:07AM

This year, as every year since 1918, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, bugles will resonate across the United States and Canada to remember those who lost their lives defending our liberties. In ceremonies across our two countries, wreaths will be laid at war memorials, and veterans and soldiers will parade to honor the fallen.

This year’s Veterans Day, or Remembrance Day as it is called in Canada, will be different, however, as we commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. More than 116,000 Americans and 60,000 Canadians lie in Flanders’ Fields and elsewhere, having fought and made the ultimate sacrifice for their countries.

It’s well known that Canadians fought and died with Americans in two world wars and Korea. We joined the U.S.-led coalition in Afghanistan after 9/11. We are both founding members of NATO. And, this year, we celebrated the 60th anniversary of NORAD, the North American Aerospace Defense Command. As this shows, over the past two centuries, Canada and the United States have built the strongest partnership between any two countries.

What is less well known is how deep and personal these connections are.

More than 40,000 Americans enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force, Canada’s World War I army. They served throughout the Canadian armed forces in such large numbers that they formed an “American Legion,” staffing the 97th Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force.

Americans also served in other CEF battalions, fighting in the trenches, flying Canadian planes, tending Canadian wounded and sailing on Canadian Navy and merchant marine ships.

Those Americans fought with distinction, and an estimated 2,700 of them never made it home.

This week, as we mark the centenary of the end of World War I, we will remember them. The Royal Canadian Legion, U.S. Zone, Branch No. 25, will observe this anniversary at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Liberty Cemetery in Petaluma. All are invited.

Rana Sarkar is consul general of Canada in San Francisco.


Original article available at https://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/8925848-181/close-to-home-remembering-americans

CAN Announcements

From one of our fellow Canadian organizations in the Bay area.


Canadian Studies Announcements
Canadian Family Thanksgiving: Saturday October 7
Celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving with the Digital Moose Lounge and the Bay Area’s Canadian community! Tickets now available via Eventbrite.
Join the Digital Moose Lounge and UC Berkeley Canadian Studies in a celebration of Canadian Thanksgiving.
Nothing says fall like a good Thanksgiving dinner. This year, give thanks for a wonderful community of Canadians by celebrating with us at Alumni House on the UC Berkeley campus.
Enjoy turkey, potatoes, cranberry sauce and all your favourite side dishes, a host bar of Canadian beverages (alcoholic and non) and desserts to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Tickets are required! Regular priced tickets ($64 for Early Bird) may be purchased directly online with credit card from the Digital Moose Lounge at this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/canadian-family-thanksgiving-tickets-36914354829
Reduced-Priced tickets are available to affiliates of Canadian Studies at the rate of $10 USD for students and staff, $32 for faculty and affiliates. Reduced-Priced tickets must be purchased with cash or check by emailing Elliott.Smith@Berkeley.edu – Subject Line – THANKSGIVING.
Canadian Family Thanksgiving
5 PMSaturday October 7, Alumni House, UC Berkeley
Co-Sponsored Talk:
Liberalism, War, and the Invention of National Security
Dr. Andrew Preston will speak in the IIS US Foreign Policy Series in a talk co-sponsored by Canadian Studies on Thursday September 28 at 5 PM in 223 Moses Hall.
Andrew Preston teaches American history at Cambridge University, where he is a fellow of Clare College and the editor of The Historical Journal. He is the author of The War Council: McGeorge Bundy, the NSC, and Vietnam (2006) and Sword of the Spirit, Shield of Faith: Religion in American War and Diplomacy (2012), which won the Charles Taylor Prize. Preston is currently editing the second volume of the forthcoming Cambridge History of the Vietnam War and writing a history of the idea of national security in the United States. To learn more, visit the IIS website.
The IIS Foreign Policy Series is free and open to everyone, no ticket or RSVP required.
IIS Foreign Policy Series talk by Dr. Andrew Preston
5-6:30 PM, Thursday September 28, 223 Moses Hall
Next Colloquium October 4
Consul General Sarkar & Prof. Bloemraad
Consul General Rana Sakar
The next Canadian Studies Colloquium will be on Wednesday, October 4 at 12:00 Noon in 223 Moses Hall.
Newly-appointed Consul General of Canada in San Francisco Rana Sarkar will speak on NAFTA and trade issues.
Consul General Sarkar will be joined by Canadian Studies Director Irene Bloemraad, who will speak on immigration issues.
Buffet Lunch at 12 noon, followed by talks beginning at approximately 12:20. Sponsored by our friends at the Consulate General of Canada in San Francisco.
Colloquium events are free, and open to everyone. No ticket or RSVP is required.
Canadian Studies Colloquium
12 noon, Wednesday October 4, 223 Moses Hall, UC Berkeley
Canadian Studies Program
213 Moses Hall #2308 WEBSITE | EMAIL

CAN Announcements

From another one of our fellow Canadian organizations in the Bay area.


Canadian Studies Announcements
Next Colloquium October 4
Consul General Sarkar & Prof. Bloemraad
Consul General Rana Sakar
The next Canadian Studies Colloquium will be on Wednesday, October 4 at 12:00 Noon in 223 Moses Hall.
Newly-appointed Consul General of Canada in San Francisco Rana Sarkar will speak on NAFTA and trade issues.
Consul General Sarkar will be joined by Canadian Studies Director Irene Bloemraad, who will speak on immigration issues.
Buffet Lunch at 12 noon, followed by talks beginning at approximately 12:20. Sponsored by our friends at the Consulate General of Canada in San Francisco.
Colloquium events are free, and open to everyone. No ticket or RSVP is required.
Canadian Studies Colloquium
12 noon, Wednesday October 4, 223 Moses Hall, UC Berkeley
Co-Sponsored Talk:
Liberalism, War, and the Invention of National Security
Dr. Andrew Preston will speak in the IIS US Foreign Policy Series in a talk co-sponsored by Canadian Studies on Thursday September 29 at 5 PM in 223 Moses Hall.
Andrew Preston teaches American history at Cambridge University, where he is a fellow of Clare College and the editor of The Historical Journal. He is the author of The War Council: McGeorge Bundy, the NSC, and Vietnam (2006) and Sword of the Spirit, Shield of Faith: Religion in American War and Diplomacy (2012), which won the Charles Taylor Prize. Preston is currently editing the second volume of the forthcoming Cambridge History of the Vietnam War and writing a history of the idea of national security in the United States. To learn more, visit the IIS website.
The IIS Foreign Policy Series is free and open to everyone, no ticket or RSVP required.
IIS Foreign Policy Series talk by Dr. Andrew Preston
5-6:30 PM, Thursday September 28, 223 Moses Hall
Canadian Family Thanksgiving: Saturday October 7
Celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving with the Digital Moose Lounge and the Bay Area’s Canadian community! Tickets now available via Eventbrite.
Join the Digital Moose Lounge and UC Berkeley Canadian Studies in a celebration of Canadian Thanksgiving.
Nothing says fall like a good Thanksgiving dinner. This year, give thanks for a wonderful community of Canadians by celebrating with us at Alumni House on the UC Berkeley campus.
Enjoy turkey, potatoes, cranberry sauce and all your favourite side dishes, a host bar of Canadian beverages (alcoholic and non) and desserts to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Tickets are required! Regular priced tickets ($64 for Early Bird) may be purchased directly online with credit card from the Digital Moose Lounge at this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/canadian-family-thanksgiving-tickets-36914354829
Reduced-Priced tickets are available to affiliates of Canadian Studies at the rate of $10 USD for students and staff, $32 for faculty and affiliates. Reduced-Priced tickets must be purchased with cash or check by emailing Elliott.Smith@Berkeley.edu – Subject Line – THANKSGIVING.
Canadian Family Thanksgiving
5 PMSaturday October 7, Alumni House, UC Berkeley
Western Social Sciences Association Call For Proposals
The Western Social Sciences Association has just released the Call For Proposals for their April 2018 conference in San Antonio, Texas. Canadian Studies has modest travel funding available for Berkeley faculty and students presenting Canadian content at the WSSA conference in Texas in December 1, 2017. Please submit your conference proposal to the WSSA and then contact Elliott.Smith@berkeley.edu for further information regarding travel funding.
International Council for Canadian Studies Scholarships
ICCS is offering graduate student scholarships of up to CDN $4,000 to graduate students at the thesis or dissertation stage.
For full information and application procedures, please visit the ICCS Website: http://www.iccs-ciec.ca/graduate-student-scholarships.php
Council of Foreign Affairs International Fellowship in Canada
The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) has launched the second year of its International Affairs Fellowship in Canada. The Fellowship seeks to strengthen mutual understanding and cooperation between rising generations of leaders and thinkers in the United States and Canada. Interested candidates can apply online until October 31 2017.
CfApplications: The ‘Other’ Border: Canada and the United States. Research Residency Fellowships, Spring 2018
IFUSS: The International Forum for U.S. Studies: A Center for the Transnational Study of the United States, at The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign announces new Fellowships: The ‘Other’ Border: Canada and the United States
TO APPLY: send a 3 page project description and account of work currently done on the project, along with a C.V. and letter of application detailing desired dates, plus one sample of your scholarly work (published or in process, and of no more than 30 pages) to: Dr. David Schrag, IFUSS Program Coordinator at: dschrag@illinois.edu
Application Closing Date: November 1, 2017 Selection will be completed no later than Nov. 15, 2017
Canadian Studies Program
213 Moses Hall #2308 WEBSITE | EMAIL