Royal Canadian Legion Western Zone, USA

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

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Used Canadian Red Ensign needed

I would like to obtain an old Red Ensign flag. It should be about 3′ by 6′ and is needed for a display at the Catania, Sicily Military Museum. If anyone is willing to donate such a flag then please contact Doug.Lock@verizon.net. Thanks in advance.

Memorial Book Project

With the total participation and support of The Royal Canadian Legion and the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Covina, CA, we have completed phase one of our Remembrance project with the installation and the dedication on Sunday 7 November 2021 of our new large bronze “Lest We Forget” Plaque.


Phase two is already underway as we now compile the names for a specially bound, Remembrance and Donor Book.

Section One of the book will list the name of the family Member/Relation and or a personally known Friend that made the Ultimate Sacrifice in All Wars and Conflicts. Please provide the Name, the Service Unit and the War or the Conflict. (No costs or charges apply for these listings). Although contributions will be gratefully accepted.

Section Two will list the names of our family Members/Relations and personal friends that served in the Military Forces of our various Allied Nations and have passed away. “We Will Remember Them” Please provide the name and the Service Unit. (No costs or charges apply for these listings). Although contributions will be gratefully accepted.

The Third Section will list all Donors and Contributors. If you would like to make a donation/contribution and be listed please make your check payable to Holy Trinity Church, and note on the memo line, “Remembrance Plaque/Book”. Send your check. c/o Robert B. Edmonds, MBE. 3637 N. Danehurst Avenue, Covina, CA 91724-3406 If a cash contribution is best for you then please process through your RCL Branch/The Western Zone and we will forward onto the Church.

Plaque Dedication

A Memorial Plaque to honor and remember all who have served has been placed near the entrance of the Covina Episcopal Church. This plaque was dedicated during the evening service on Sunday November the 7th.

A ceramic Remembrance Day Poppy was placed on the alter at the beginning of the service. This poppy is one of the 888,246 poppies that were displayed at the Tower of London as part of the 2014 Remembrance Day Observance of the 100th anniversary of the beginning of WW I.

Canada Day Service

A Commemoration Day 2021 Virtual Service was presented by the Royal Canadian Legion, US Branch 25 (San Francisco Bay Area).The recording for this service is available at:https://royalcanadianlegionus25.com/…/royal-canadian…/

In addition, this entry contains links to the various individuals, groups, and events that made up today’s service.

Memorial Day Virtual Service

Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 25 (representing the San Francisco Bay area) is partnering with the Royal Canadian Legion, International Western US Zone to stream a Memorial Day virtual service on Monday, 31 May at 11am (Pacific).  If you wish to participate and watch the virtual service, please register at:

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_0P4v2f6XRCCthaSvS9H9Uw

2021 Scotts Fest Cancelled

The Scottish Festival and Highland games that are typically held on Memorial Day each year has been cancelled for 2021.

Our Royal Canadian Legion has had a booth at this event every year where we have acquired new members. Hopefully we can have our booth at the 2022 Games.

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.