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Memorial Day 2019

This past Saturday, US Branch #25 of the Royal Canada Legion hosted its annual Memorial Day service at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Colma, CA.  Below are some pictures and a video from the event, as well as the program for the service.




San Francisco Bay Area Branch 25
The Royal Canadian Legion

Memorial Day Service

Greenlawn Memorial Park – Colma, California
Saturday, 25 May 2019 – 11:00 am

Under the direction of
Past President Dennis Edmondson

 

Order of Service

Welcome and Invocation                               Dennis Edmondson, Past President                                                                                                                      

Post Colors on the Flag Poles

National Anthems Presented

“O Canada!”

“The Star-Spangled Banner”

“God Save the Queen”

The Parade Salutes and Color Guard Present Arms

“In Memoriam”                                                                             Siefken Krieger

“The Battle’s O’er”                                                                                                                Piper

A Two-Minute Silence is Observed

Acting Chaplain                                                                           Margaret Krieger                                 

The Act of Remembrance

“They shall grow not old, as we who are left grow old.
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them.”
Response from all: “We will remember them.”

“Flowers of the Forest”                                                                                    Piper

Placing of the Wreath

“O God Our Help in Ages Past”                                                           Cadet Choir

Acting Chaplain                                                                           Margaret Krieger                                                                            

Close and Response

Today we remember and pay our respects to those comrades
whose death we mourn, but whose spirit still lives.
May we strive to promote unity and the spirit of comradeship,
never forgetting the solemn obligation we have assumed as members
of the Royal Canadian Legion and remembering them, may we ever pray,
Lord God of hosts be with us yet. Lest we forget
Response from all: “Lest we forget.”

“Amazing Grace”                                                                                             Piper                                                        End of Service

 

O Canada!

O Canada! Our home and native land!
True patriot love in all of us command.
With glowing hearts we see thee rise,
The True North strong and free!
From far and wide, O Canada!
We stand on guard for thee.
God keep our land
glorious and free!
O Canada! We stand on guard for thee.
O Canada! We stand on guard for thee.

The Star-Spangled Banner

Oh, say, can you see, by the dawn’s early light,
what so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars
through the perilous fight, o’er the ramparts we watched,
were so gallantly streaming?
And the rocket’s red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
Oh, say, does that Star-Spangled Banner yet wave –
O’er the land of the free
and the home of the brave.

God Save the Queen

God save our gracious Queen
Long live our noble Queen
God save our Queen!
Send her victorious, Happy and Glorious,
Long to reign over us;
God save the Queen!

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Cadet Choir, Color Guard and Grounds Preparation courtesy of
The United States Naval Sea Cadet Corps Arkansas Division
under the direction of
LTJG Gabriel Mikulich, Commanding Officer
and LTJG Vivian McBride, Executive Officer

Hal Wilkes, Piper

 

The flags are proud to decorate the graves
Of heroes; catching every breeze that blows,
They shout, significantly, truth that saves
A world almost accustomed to it woes.
They speak of boys with blood red as the rose,
Who sacrificed young lives and happy dreams
To learn a mystery nobody knows…
To fly beyond familiar hills and streams. 

The rose is proud to bloom upon the beds
Of soldiers; every flower tries to press
Toward sweet perfection. Lilies lift white heads
In hallowed ground, and spill their loveliness
Upon the sleeping heroes. We confess
To obligations scarcely felt before.
Shall we, the living, feel our sorrow less
If we make peace our goal, and rule out war?

In Memory Of Our WWI Veterans This Memorial Day Weekend

An item from the World War One Centennial Commission.


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National WWI Memorial View

We’re getting close to putting a shovel in the ground for the National World War I Memorial in Washington, D.C.

We started at $50 Million and we only have $13 Million to raise in order to get started this fall. That is tremendous progress, so I know that together we can do it.

Thanks for your friendship, interest and support with gifts, guidance, and commitment as we seek to remember those who, as our Chairman is fond of saying, “left their homes to fight in a war they didn’t start, in a land most had never visited, in the name of peace and liberty for people they didn’t know”.

Our Doughboys did it then.

You can help get this done now.

If you have given before, please consider another gift, large or small, in Memory of the Doughboys, on this special weekend when we remember those who sacrificed. Every dime goes to our Doughboys’ Memorial.

And if you have not donated to the National WWI Memorial in Washington – now is a really important time for you to join in the effort.

Whether you can give a gift right now or not, thank you for being part of the community that is remembering the significance and the sacrifice of our men, women and nation in WWI.

Best,

Dans Signature

Daniel S. Dayton
Executive Director
U.S. World War One Centennial Commission


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Honoring heroes this Memorial Day…

An item from the National Parks Foundation.


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Dear Michael,

This Memorial Day, we hope you will take a moment with us to reflect on the reason the holiday was created: to honor those who gave their lives in service to our country and, ultimately, to all of us. There are many national parks where you can learn about military history and remember those who fought and died for our country.

Known or unknown, each soldier’s life or death was meaningful to someone. Many historians cite May 1, 1865, as the first Memorial Day, when 10,000 individuals, mostly freed men and women, held a ceremony to honor the dead Union soldiers in Charleston, South Carolina. More formal commemorations grew from these early gatherings in both the North and the South.

By the 1890s, Memorial Day was a noteworthy holiday across much of the country, and the tradition has continued through the passing decades. Commemorations today range from simple ceremonies to elaborate displays, like the annual Fredericksburg National Cemetery Illumination, where 15,000 candles are lighted — one candle in honor of every soldier buried within its walls.

We hope you are able to visit a national park and honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country!

Sincerely,

Katherine Chesson
Vice President, Programs and Partnerships

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Help us give the true meaning back to Memorial Day

An item from the Marines’ Memorial Association & Foundation.


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Even though more than a decade has passed since Mike Anderson lost his son, not a day goes by when he doesn’t think about him. After two and a half years as a FAST Company Marine, Corporal Mike Anderson Jr. was killed in a gunfight during the Battle of Fallujah on December 14, 2004. He was just 21 years old.

As you know, our mission is to pay tribute to service members like Mike Jr., who gave their lives for our Country, and you are an integral part of accomplishing that mission.

Honor Their Sacrifice
For Gold Star families and parents like Mike Anderson, the Marines’ Memorial Club is a sacred space. Thanks to partners like you, we have created a Living Memorial where families can gather and reminisce, tell the stories of those who are no longer with them, and honor the sacrifices that gave us our freedoms.


Ensure that their memories live on. Your contribution in the following amounts will help us provide …
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A piece of hospitality for Active Duty members
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One care package for our troops overseas
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Commemorations, including our annual USMC Birthday Ball
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We’re proud to say that 100% of your contribution will go directly to helping honor service members past and present and easing the burden for those currently serving and their families.

Over the last 70 years, the Marines’ Memorial has impacted tens of thousands of veterans, active military service members, military families and their communities. Will you help us continue this proud tradition by contributing online today?

 

Sincerely,

Jan C. Huly
Lieutenant General, USMC (Ret)
President and CEO

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If your giving is restricted to 501(c)3 organizations, please consider a gift to Marines’ Memorial Foundation which supports all programs of the Marines’ Memorial Association. Please contact the Marines’ Memorial Development Department at development@marinesmemorial.orgfor more information.
The Marines’ Memorial Association’s 1946 charter established the Marines’ Memorial Club as the first “Living Memorial” in the United States, dedicated as a “tribute to those who have gone before; and to provide a service to those who carry on.”

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Invitation to Memorial Day Commemoration at the Korean War Memorial

An invitation from a fellow verterans’ organization in the Bay Area.


Dear Friends,

You are cordially invited to a Memorial Day Commemoration at the Korean War Memorial at 1:00 pm on Monday, May 27, 2019. Please see the attached Invitation for additional details.
We hope that you’ll be able to join us for this special gathering.
Respectfully,
Gerard Parker
Executive Director
Korean War Memorial Foundation
401 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 213E
San Francisco, CA 94102
Office: (415) 817-1858 
Cell:    (415) 250-8518   

Attachment: invitation-kwmf-memorial-day-commemoration-27may2019.pdf