THE POPPY CAMPAIGN
The major responsibility, for the Legion, is for the continuation of "REMEMBRANCE" in Canada through the Annual Poppy Campaign, reminding Canadians of the men and women who gave their lives in the wars and military missions around the world. This campaign is conducted each year for about 2 weeks prior to November 11th in order to raise funds for needy Canadian veterans, ex-service members and their dependents, as well as Commonwealth veterans.
The Poppy is the International symbol of Remembrance. When you wear a Poppy or display a wreath, you honour the war dead and help ex-service personnel and their dependents. Everyone should be encouraged to wear a Poppy, as it is a way for all Canadians to honour the memory of the thousands of Canadians who gave their lives in the defence of freedom. The Legion holds Memorial services to remember the nation's losses with two Minutes Silence on Remembrance Day, November 11, in numerous communities.
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