Port McNeill Canadian Legion Poppy chair Louise Payne presents Port McNeill Mayor Gerry Furney with the ceremonial first poppy Oct. 28

Poppies bloom for a season

Royal Canadian Legion’s annual Poppy Campaign kicks off on the North Island.

Dear editor,

Friday, Oct. 31, was the official beginning of the Royal Canadian Legion’s 2014 Annual Poppy Campaign. You should now be seeing Poppy Taggers out in force in shopping centers and public buildings throughout your community.

Presentations of ceremonial First Poppies are made to the Governor General of Canada, then to the Lieutenant Governor of each province, and subsequently to mayors and local government authorities prior to the start of the campaign.

The Royal Canadian Legion proudly supports Canada’s serving military and retired Veterans. The Poppy Campaign serves to help Canadians honour, remember and show their support. All donations made during this time go toward assisting veterans and their families in need. The Legion also coordinates and delivers Remembrance Day ceremonies across Canada.

We would like to invite all Canadians to participate in this year’s Poppy Campaign and to attend their local ceremony on Tuesday Nov. 11.

Lest We Forget.

Kathy Slack

Port McNeill

 

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