HONOURING VETERANS IS OUR DUTY
Every year, the Legion conducts the Poppy Campaign to honour those who serve, and raise funds in support of Veterans and their families. From the last Friday in October to Remembrance Day, all Canadians can be part of the campaign. Wear a poppy, attend a ceremony, and show your recognition for those who gave their lives for our freedom.
Canadians are fiercely proud of our Veterans... and during the period leading up to Remembrance Day, millions of Canadians wear a poppy as a symbol of national pride and respect, a visual pledge to never forget.
During the Poppy Campaign, thousands of Legion members coast to coast volunteer their time to distribute poppies and raise millions that will support Veterans and their families in need. While Poppies are distributed freely, the Legion truly appreciates the generous donations to the Poppy Fund in support of serving retired Veterans and their families.
THE HISTORY OF THE POPPY
For over 90 years, the Poppy has been a symbol of honour and ultimate sacrifice, inspired by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae's poem, IN FLANDERS FIELDS, written in May 1915.
IN FLANDERS FIELDS the poppies blow between the crosses row on row, That mark our place and in the sky, the larks, still bravely singing, fly scarce heard amid the guns below. We are dead. Short days ago. We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow. Loved and were loved, and now we lie IN FLANDERS FIELDS. Take up our quarrel with the foe, To you, from failing hands we throw the torch, be yours to hold it high. If ye break faith with us who die, we shall not sleep, through poppies grow,
IN FLANDERS FIELDS
THANK YOU FOR WEARING A POPPY AND SUPPORTING CANADA'S VETERANS