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:
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
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.
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.