Every year leading up to Remembrance Day, the Royal Canadian Legion runs its poppy campaign.
The Legion Poppy Campaign raises around $2,500,000 per year for services and support in BC for grants for veterans and their families in need. The funds also support;
o Veteran transition programs
o Comforts for Veterans and their spouses who are hospitalized and in need
o Support to Cadet units
o A network of Branch and Command Service Officers across the province
o Donations for disaster relief
o Promotion and administration of Remembrance activities
“Most Canadians have never sacrificed anything for the freedoms we enjoy. It was given to us by those who came before us. It is now our duty to honour our Veterans and never forget the service and sacrifices they made on our behalf. We also remember…the parents who lost children to war, the dads who never came home, the children and teenagers who grew up far too soon,” wrote BC/Yukon Command President Val MacGregor.
Merrittonians will have a chance to honour the men and women who fought and continue to fight for our freedom on Monday at the Cenotaph during a Remembrance Day Ceremony.
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