Royal Canadian Legion Western Zone, USA & Mexico

The Royal Canadian Legion in the Western Zone of the USA including Mexico

Virtual Remembrance Day Service

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 Park.

if you were unable to attend or if you wish to share today’s event with others, you can find a recording of the service at https://youtu.be/7vz3qtx_7EY

The Poppy

Dominion Command engaged in a rather unique 1st Poppy presentation with the Governor General.  You can read about it, as well as watch it, in the following news release:

https://www.legion.ca/news/articles/2020/10/16/first-poppy-presented-to-canada-s-governor-general

Remembrance Day Service

All are invited to join in person or online for the Annual Veterans Day Observance and Evensong hosted by Holy Trinity Episcopal Church of Covina

Sunday, November 8, 2020 from 4 PM PST – 5 PM PST

The event will be streamed on the Facebook group of the Friends of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church of Covina.  Be sure to request to join the group by the end of the day on Friday, 06 November.

To join, visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/27282737905

The entire service has been recorded and can be viewed at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXB2_mnI0Kw

Shadow Box Presentation

Our Zone Commander, Ron Davidson recently presented a shadow box to Mayor Roger Chandler of Arcadia California. The presentation was made to honor the service of Roger’s father, Stanley Roy Chandler, who served his 4 year RCAF enlistment as a Coxswain operating a rescue boat on Vancouver Island during WWII in the Western Air Command Marine Squadron, Marine Branch of the RCAF. The shadow box contains a Canadian Flag of the era, a pin, two squadron patches and Stanley’s service book. Many stories and memories were shared among those who attended this ceremony. Mayor Roger Chandler’s wish is that the shadow box be donated to an appropriate museum on Vancouver Island.

Cancelled Events

Around this time of year the Royal Canadian Legion here in Southern California looks forward to two major events.  The first is the Pre-Memorial Day Service that is held at the Inglewood Park Cemetery and the other event is a booth that we set up at the Scottish Festival in Costa Mesa on Memorial Day weekend where we hand out the famous red poppy for people to proudly wear.  Unfortunately the Corona Virus situation has caused us to cancel both events.  Please watch this page for updates on our future meetings.  We hope to see you soon.

Canadian of the Month

I was really impressed with the Canadians Abroad’s selection for the Canadian of the Month. Click on this link and read about Kelly Slattery.

https://mailchi.mp/b47c2250dd06/canada-now-screenings-this-week-1833725?

Canadian of the Month

Please take a look at a short article featuring our new Zone Commander, Ron Davidson.  This article was recently published by Canadians Abroad Los Angeles.

https://mailchi.mp/ac1a02895bce/canada-now-screenings-this-week-1773853?e=3e8885467a

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In Flander’s Fields

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Click on the link below to read The Legion Magazine article on our Inglewood Cemetery project.

The Legion Magazine

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.