Today we remember our heroes in uniform who made the ultimate sacrifice defending our great nation. Thanks to them we can live freely.
Grateful for all those who fought and are still fighting to protect us. Lest we forget 🇨🇦 🌺
Remembering our Heroes
Ways To Remember:
Attending Remembrance Day ceremonies on November 11th is a well-known way to honour the men and women who served Canada in times of war, military conflict and peace. There are many other ways, throughout the year, to remember the sacrifices and achievements of the one and a half million brave Canadians who served, and continue to serve, our country at home and abroad, and the more than 118,000 men and women who died so that we may live in peace and freedom today.
Taking an active role to remember these people is one way to say “thank you.”
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How to wear a poppy properly?
Where to wear it?
“It’s to wear with respect on the left breast close to the heart and it should be used appropriately,”
There are some people in uniform who will wear it on the top left hand side of their hat. That’s also acceptable.
How to secure it?
The position of the legion is that “nothing should deface the poppy itself,”
That means putting a Canada flag pin through the poppy is frowned upon, but the Legion does have “poppy keepers,” a small, clear plastic piece that fixes on the pin to secure the poppy to clothing
Remembrance Day was first observed in 1919 throughout the British Commonwealth. It was originally called “Armistice Day” to commemorate armistice agreement that ended the First World War on Monday, November 11, 1918, at 11a.m.—on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.