The Royal Canadian Legion in the Western Zone of the USA including Mexico
Please attend our next International Western Zone USA meeting which will be held on Sunday 18th of February at 1:30 pm in the American Legion Post, 14214 Prairie Avenue, Hawthorne, CA 90250. Anyone interested is encouraged to attend.
Read the article on page 79 in the November/December 2017 issue of The Legion Magazine. It describes the project that obtained markers for Canadian Veteran’s that are buried in the Inglewood Park Cemetery in Inglewood, California. Our Zone was instrumental in seeing this project through to completion.
Every member should set aside 17 minutes and watch this. Lots of interesting history and an education on what the Legion is all about.
See it at: https://youtu.be/HOt16Xz334I
Please note that in November the Royal Canadian Legion US Zone, Branch #25, representing the San Francisco Bay Area, will be organizing formal Remembrance Day ceremonies as they do each year that are open to the public.
Each Remembrance Day is observed at Liberty Cemetery in Petaluma, CA.
10:30am – Ceremonies begin
11:30am – Break for lunch (which is on one’s own)
1:00pm – Small parade from the park in downtown Petaluma, organized by the municipality (information about the parade can be found at http://www.petalumaveteransparade.com/), the Legionnaires will march in this parade.
Additionally, please note that Royal Canadian Legion US Zone, Branch #25, representing the San Francisco Bay Area, will also be participating in an annual ceremony – the Festival of Remembrance – organized by the Royal British Legion at Grace Cathedral.
This cherished annual ceremony commemorates all who have lost their lives in armed conflict and commemorates the day known as Remembrance Day or Armistice Day. The service includes the deeply moving cascade of thousands of poppy petals onto the altar as Amazing Grace is played on the bagpipes.
The San Francisco Bay Area branch of the Royal Canadian Legion also participates each year, and will do so again this year. This year’s ceremony will be held on Sunday, 12 November at 3:00pm.
You are invited to attend the Remembrance Day Service which will be held at 4:00 pm on Sunday November 12th, 2017 at the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 100 N. 3rd Avenue, Covina, CA 91723.
An Evensong service that will have a tribute to all branches of the armed forces will include several military organizations as well as the general public. The service will be led by the Clergy and will have the participation of a choir, pipe organ, piper, trumpeter, High School Honor Guard, Traditional Hymns and the reading of the poem Flanders Fields. Please come to honor those that serve and those that have fallen. The public is invited.
A Royal Canadian Legion red poppy will be given to each person attending.
A Remembrance Day Service organized by Branch 5 of the Royal Canadian Legion International Western Zone USA will be held on November 11th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in San Diego at the Greenwood Memorial Park, 4300 Imperial Avenue, San Diego CA 92113. The ceremony will be held on the Cemetery grounds just to the south of the Cathedral Mausoleum. Since the Canadian ship HMCS Regina will be docked in San Diego at this time 16 Canadian servicemen and officers serving on HMCS Regina will be attending the ceremony. Interested members of the public are invited to attend.
Annual Pre-Memorial Day Service. Come and get a poppy and remember the sacrifices made by our veterans. See the many new grave markers that are now placed on what were unmarked veterans’ resting places.
Sunday 21 May 2017 1:30 p.m. at the Inglewood Park Cemetery, Charter Oak Area. The Inglewood Park Cemetery is located at 720 E Florence Ave, Inglewood, CA 90302. Following the service there will be a Zone meeting and light lunch served at the American Legion Post 314 in Hawthorne, CA.