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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.

TUC Virtual Veterans Day Service 2020

The Royal Canadian Legion was also represented at the virtual Veterans Day Service hosted by Touro University California.

Note that this recording is an archive. The original video for this event is available at https://youtu.be/W0Nt3Q4eNmI

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Join Touro University California in honoring our Veterans for a Virtual Celebration hosted by the TUC Military Club.

The live event aired on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. (PST)

Original description – Touro University California invites you to join our virtual Veterans Day celebration on Wednesday, November 11 from 12 to 1 p.m. via Zoom. TUC Military Club President and Master of Ceremonies, Kevin Calvelo, will host a packed program celebrating our veterans through poetry, music and special guest speakers. There will also be a moment of silence in honor of our departed veterans followed by taps led by a bugler from the US Air Force Band of the Golden West. This event is free, and all are welcome to join us as we celebrate the men and women who have kept our country safe throughout the years.

Special Guests include:

  • Congressman Mike Thompson, California’s 5th District
  • Senator Bill Dodd, California Senate District 3
  • Assembley Member Timothy Grayson, California District 14
  • Council Member Pippin Dew, City of Vallejo
  • Council Member Rozzana Verder-Aliga, City of Vallejo
  • CPT Cassandra Meredith, LCSW, California Army National Guard
  • Bugler, from the US Air Force Band of the Golden West

Virtual Remembrance Day Service 2020

Join US Branch #25, along with their comrades from other branches in the International Western USA Zone as they present a socially distanced, virtual Remembrance Day Service from Liberty Cemetery in Petaluma, Greenlawn Cemetery in Colma, and Inglewood Park Cemetery in Inglewood.

The service was originally streamed on November 11, 2020.  You can access the full program here.

Commemoration Day Virtual Service

The video that was played on loop prior to the service was available at https://youtu.be/NuPx3G5v0hU

The program for today’s service is available by clicking here.

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 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/

Thank you to YouTube user dog5011 for permission to include their “Sunrise Timelapse – San Francisco.”  The original video is available at https://youtu.be/JY9wocfTkto

Thanks to our special guest speakers and performers:

Finally, I want to thank all of the members of US Branch #25 and the other branches in the US Western Zone of the Royal Canadian Legion, as well as members of our U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps – Arkansas Division, that provided individual videos that made up this service.

For those interested in additional information on the history of Beaumont Hamel and Commemoration Day (a.k.a., Memorial Day), please visit:

Finally, you can view the service that was recorded at the National War Memorial St. John’s, Newfoundland this morning at https://www.facebook.com/NLRCL/videos/2569151683302127/