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Poppy Campaign

Article - Preparing for a different Remembrance Day ceremony on November 11th

Don't forget our Poppy Campaign kicks off with Door to Door on Saturday, October 26th.   If you can help out with a route just come to the Legion at 9:30. We will be serving a light lunch of sandwiches and soup. The door to door is a big part of our annual blitz.
 
We will also have tables set up at various businesses in the village and if you can help out in that area please contact Jack Lemyre.

Just a reminder that our Remembrance Dinner is on Saturday, November 2nd. The tickets are $25.00 per person which includes HST.
 
The dinner will be a Roast Beef Dinner with all the trimmings, dessert, tea and coffee catered by St. Philip's CWL  One glass of wine is included as well.
 
Please Contact Jack Lemyre or Eric Booth
to reserve your tickets.
 
The Munster service will be held on Sunday November 3rd at 2 pm and the Richmond service is on Monday November 11 at 11 am in the Memorial Park on the corner of McBean and Perth Street.
Mandate

The poppy has been widely recognized as a symbol of remembrance, since it was first adopted in 1921.  By wearing the poppy, we demonstrate our thanks to those who gave their lives for the freedom we enjoy.

The basic purpose of the poppy funds is to provide immediate assistance to ex-servicemen, women and their families in need. This may include food, shelter or medical attention for them or their families.

Funds raised during the Poppy Campaign are also used for the following:

  • Educational Bursaries
  • Comforts for veterans in hospital
  • Medical appliances or facilities such as ramps into homes
  • Medical research
  • Medical training
  • Donations for disaster relief for disasters declared by Federal and Provincial Governments
  • Prizes for the annual Remembrance Day Poster and Literary (Poem & Essay) Contests
  • Legion Service Bureau Office

Remembrance

Each year, for two weeks before Remembrance Day, Legions throughout Canada carry out our Poppy Campaign.  The campaign raises awareness of the Poppy as a symbol of Remembrance.  Remembrance Day is reverently observed at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of each year by us and our successors.


After expenses, such as the cost of poppies, wreaths and other supplies are deducted, all remaining monies are placed in trust (separate bank account) to be used only for purposes authorized in the General By-Laws of the Royal Canadian Legion. All of the work related to the Poppy Campaign is done mainly by Branch Members on a voluntary basis.

 

 

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