Royal Canadian Legion Western Zone, USA

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

IMG_5910bTom Rödl of the California Branch 156, presents a $1000 check to the Director of Child Life Services, Melissa Hebron, at the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center to use for the comfort, education and entertainment of their pediatrics patients, and their families, to make their treatments successful and their time in the facility as pleasant as possible.  This photo was published in a recent issue of The award winning publication, The Legion Magazine.


Activities in the USA

Some may wonder what activities the Royal Canadian Legion does in California since we are so far from Canada. 

Our main activities include:

1. On Remembrance Day a service to honor “the fallen” is held at a local American Legion hall, then on Memorial Day we hold a memorial service at the Inglewood Park Cemetery in Inglewood to honor “the fallen”.

2. Our various Branches and the Zone make donations to many different charities in the communities where funds have been raised.

3. The Inglewood Park Cemetery is the final resting place of many British Commonwealth veterans, many of these men and women fought in WWI and WWII.  It was recently discovered that approximately 160 of the graves are unmarked so our Zone is working with Veterans Affairs Canada to have a headstone placed on each veteran’s grave.

4. Many of the headstones that are in place have become damaged over the years so we are working with the cemetery to have them replaced.

5. Our San Francisco Branch is deeply involved with supporting the Sea Cadets, Arkansas Division in their area.

5. We keep in touch with, and are a resource to, many living and aging veterans and their spouses that live in the Western US.

6. It takes people to do all of the above so we are always looking for new members – please consider joining us.

We Will Remember Them.

June 2013 Issue of Zone Newsletter

The June 2013 issue of our US Western Zone Newsletter has just been mailed out to each of our members.  The newsletter contains stories on several of our members that I know you will find very interesting.  To have an early look at the issue, or to download a copy, select here: Western_Summer2013a


Jan 2013 Zone Newsletter

The January 2013 issue of the US Western Zone Newsletter has just been mailed out to each member. It is packed with photos from our new Branch in Mexico, photos from Charles Brechin’s recent Palm Leaf award as well as some interesting historical RCL photos.  To have an early look at the issue or to download a copy select here: RCL 4th qtrR1web

Charles Brechin Palm Leaf

50 year member Charles Brechin (on the right) received a much deserved Palm Leaf to MSM Award from Zone Commander Robert Edmonds, MBE at a ceremony in Manhattan Beach on December 15th. The Palm Leaf is the highest award that a Legion member can receive. Brechin AwardCharlie has held many posts at the Zone as well as the Branch level over the years and has been active in building the membership and charity projects within the community. Congratulations to Charlie!