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Poppy and Remembrance

The symbol of remembrance is the poppy and every year before Remembrance Day, November 11th, the Royal Canadian Legion conducts its annual Poppy campaign.

 

Poppies are sold to raise funds to help needy veterans, their dependents and local community groups. More than $23,000 was donated by the people of Mission and District during the 2009 Poppy Campaign. The donated money is returned to community organizations such as:

Pleasant View Care Home

Mission Community Services Society

Christine Morrison Hospice Society

Canadian Cancer Society

Mission Memorial Hospital ECU

School Bursaries

Veterans Comfort

The history of the poppy and its significance can be found at the Royal Canadian Legion web site www.legion.ca More than 15 million poppies, 68,000 wreaths, crosses and sprays are distributed across Canada and overseas each year.

Remembrance Day is observed at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month to perpetuate the memory and the deeds of the fallen of World War I, World War II, the Korean War, United Nations Peace Keeping Missions and NATO operations in Afghanistan.

The veterans of Branch 57 are grateful to all those who attend the annual ceremonies held at the Clark Theatre.

Please go to the Parades and Ceremonies page for details of the Remembrance Day Ceremonies.

 

LORD GOD OF HOSTS, BE WITH US YET

LEST WE FORGET-LEST WE FORGET

(Rudyard Kipling)

 

Note:

The poppy is a registered trademark of the Dominion Command of the Royal Canadian Legion and may not be used without permission.