Legion Poppy Campaign starts this week

The Barriere Royal Canadian Legion’s Poppy Campaign will officially get underway this Friday, Oct. 26

Since 1921, the Poppy has stood as the Symbol of Remembrance, a visual pledge to never forget those Canadians who have fallen in war and military support operations. The Poppy also stands internationally as a “symbol of collective reminiscence”, as other countries have also adopted its image to honour those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice.

The Royal Canadian Legion’s Poppy Campaign will officially get underway this Friday, Oct. 26. The Legion’s Poppy Campaign always kicks off the last Friday of October when the Poppy blossoms on the lapels and collars of over half of Canada’s population.