Support the Royal Canadian Legion
October 25, 2012
Each year at the end of October and early November, Poppies begin to bloom on the lapels and collars of Canadians. The Poppy has been recognized as a symbol of Remembrance since 1921, and represents our visual pledge to never forget all those Canadians who have fallen in war and military operations. The Poppy is recognized as an international “symbol of collective reminiscence”, as other countries have also adopted its image to honour those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice.
As Canadians, we stand united in Remembrance as we recognize and honour the selfless acts of our troops from all wars. We understand that we exist as a proud and free nation because of our brave war veterans.
As part of their annual Poppy Campaign, volunteers of the Royal Canadian Legion, St. James Branch No.4, will be at the Winnipeg Richardson International Airport beginning on October 26 until November 10. It is the generosity of Canadians that enables the Legion to ensure that our veterans and their dependants are cared for.
Poppies should be worn on the left lapel of a garment or as close to the heart as possible.
For more information about the Poppy and its history, visit the Royal Canadian Legion website.