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Friday October 28th, 2016

Posted at 9:35am

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The annual Legion Poppy Campaign is underway across Canada.

Since 1921, the Poppy has stood as the Symbol of Remembrance, a visual pledge to never forget those Canadians who have fallen in war and military support operations. The Poppy also stands internationally as a “symbol of collective reminiscence”, as other countries have also adopted its image to honour those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice.

“Last year, Legionnaires everywhere distributed more than 21 million Poppies and supporting materials. From the 2014 campaign financial statements, $17 million was distributed to Veterans who live in your communities,” says Dominion President of The Royal Canadian Legion, Dave Flannigan.

But Legion volunteers and cadets alike are not hoping to match last year’s record achievements. They want to surpass them.

“This year, we hope that Poppies will be proudly worn by all Canadians between now and November 11th,” adds Flannigan.

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