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:
Comforts for veterans in hospital
Medical appliances or facilities such
as ramps into homes
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
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.