Remembrance Day 2021 is on Thursday, November 11. At this time, our local branch of the Royal Canadian Legion is working to determine the details of this year's event. The safety of our veterans, members and the community is of the utmost importance; updates on whether the Legion will host a public ceremony will be posted here as they become available.
Did you know that 2021 marks the 100th anniversary of the Remembrance Poppy in Canada?
Story Courtesy of the Royal Canadian Legion:
Madame Anna Guérin, later christened "The Poppy Lady from France", inspired by John McCrae's "In Flanders Fields", had an idea: to adopt the distribution of the Poppy on Armistice Day as a way to raise money for Veterans' needs and to remember those who had given their lives during the First World War.
In July of 1921 the Great War Veterans Association (which in 1925 would unify with other Veteran groups to form the Canadian Legion) adopted the Poppy as the flower of Remembrance.
Since then, the Legion and its members have upheld this tradition of Remembrance.