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Reminder! SF Presidio Concert: California State Military Reserve Band WW I tribute

From the California World War I Historical Association.


The World War One Historical Association 
SF Presidio Band Concert: “Over There”
California State Military Reserve Band
Thursday, Nov 15, 07:00 PM – 08:30 PM 
50 Moraga Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94129
At the Presidio of San Francisco, military bands supported the ceremonial functions of the Army – from providing signals for maneuvers to sounding reveille. They also became an essential part of Bay Area culture, performing public concerts everywhere from seaside amusement parks to major civic occasions. In fact, musical luminaries – from trumpeter Chet Baker to members of the legendary Dave Brubeck Octet  got their start in the Presidio’s Sixth Army Band.
California State Military Reserve Band
 
Commemorating the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day that ended World War I, there will be a special presentation by CW2 (CA) James Lamb and the California State Military Reserve Band evoking the spirit of the era. When the US entered the war in 1917, the Presidio sent three regular Army and one California National Guard infantry regiments that were deployed for overseas duty “over there.” These ranged from units like the 16th, which was with General Pershing (former Commander of the 8th Infantry Brigade at the Presidio) and was one of the first regiments to arrive in France with the “Big Red One”, to the 6th regular and 159th National Guard regiments that were deployed as replacement units, to the 63rd that made it as far as Maryland when the war abruptly ended days before they were to embark. The presentation will blend narrative, images, and video with live performances of the music that was important and unique to each regiment.
Presidio Information on Event Registration: 
Events are free and open to all but due to space constraints registration is required. Please note that registering does not guarantee admission. Registered guests will be offered priority seating that will be honored until 15 minutes before the start of the event. After that time, seating will become available to all on a first-come, first-served basis, regardless of registration. Please do not print a paper ticket. If you have registered, your name will be on the guest list at the entrance. You will be checked in upon arrival.
If an event has “sold out” but you’d still like to try to attend, by all means come join our line for those without reservations. Fifteen minutes prior to the event, we will open the doors to this line and will invite guests to enter until capacity has been reached.
 
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Special Collectible World War I Stamp Event at San Francisco War Memorial

Royal Canadian Legion, US Branch #25 President, Fred Rutledge, was in attendance yesterday to represent the branch at this release.  Additionally, you can read this article – “World War I centennial postage stamps unveiled in San Francisco” – from the San Francisco Chronicle about the event.


Special Collectible World War One Stamp Event
San Francisco War Memorial Veterans Building
401 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA
Tuesday, October 2, 2018 from 9:30AM to 4:00PM
This year the U.S. Post Office released a stamp commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Armistice that ended World War One entitled Turning the Tide.
This stamp, along with unique envelopes called cachets, will be offered during a special event for collectors, historians, and supporters of our military. Sale hours are from 9:30 AM to 4:00PM on Tuesday, 2 October, in the War Memorial Veterans Building at 401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco 94102, in the lobby of the Herbst Theatre.
War Memorial Veterans Building
There are eight different themes about America’s participation in World War One: U.S. Army, U.S. Navy/Coast Guard, U.S. Air Service, US Marine Corps, U.S. Women, African-Americans, U.S. Animals, and the War Memorial.  Each cachet shows a collage of images including period posters and photos of men and women. Each cachet also tells a story about the role they played in helping to win the war. Take a look at them:
                             Collectible Cachets: America’s Participation in WW1
There will be a short ceremony at 11:00 am. Please join us and help us remember and honor their memory.
For additional information, contact Ken Maley: mediacons1@aol.com
DIRECTIONS to War Memorial Veterans Building:

401 Van Ness Avenue, between Grove and McAllister. Four blocks from Civic Center BART. MUNI Bus 47 runs on Van Ness.

Nearby Parking Garages:
-Civic Center Garage, 355 McAllister Street
-Imparc, 601 Van Ness Avenue
-110 Franklin Street
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World War One Historical Association, PMB 237, 2625 Alcatraz Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94705-2702