WINNIPEG – Do you have your poppy yet?
They’re available now at Legions, Liquor Marts, grocery stores and Tim Hortons around town.
Ronn Anderson is acting president of the Royal Canadian Legion in Manitoba and explains the history behind the poppy here.
“It was adopted by the Royal Canadian Legion in 1921 as a symbol of remembrance,” says Anderson. “Later on… it was patented by the Royal Canadian Legion. It is our emblem of supreme sacrifice.”
The money you donate for your poppy goes into a trust fund used for projects to support veterans.
Each one costs the legion about 14 cents.