Royal Canadian Legion Western Zone, USA

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

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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.

Great Video on the Royal Canadian Legion

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

Canada 150 Years Old on July 1st

Join the Royal Canadian Legion

Starfighter Museum

One of our members requested that we feature the Canadian Starfighter Museum in Winnipeg. Visit their webpage at:http://www.canadianstarfightermuseum.ca/

 Starfighter

Pre-Memorial Day Service Photos

Photos from the recent 5/22/2016 Pre-Memorial service held at Inglewood Park Cemetery. Courtesy of Caroline Brechin.

Unmarked Veteran Graves

Scottish Festival in Costa Mesa

The Royal Canadian Legion plans to have a booth at the Scottish Festival in Costa Mesa on May 23rd and 24th, 2015.

Stop by our booth and pick up a traditional poppy. Check out the Scottish Festival activities at their website: http://www.scottishfest.com/

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.