The Legion’s 2019 National Poppy Campaign begins each year on the last Friday in October, this year, October 25. Support the National Poppy Campaign in Sooke starting this weekend at various locations throughout town.
Funds raised during the National Poppy Campaign are distributed across Canada to help support Veterans and their families, communities, and to promote Remembrance.
Sooke’s Annual Remembrance Day Parade & Ceremony will be held on November 11, 2019, hosted by Branch #54 of the Royal Canadian Legion in Sooke. The parade will be forming up in the Evergreen Plaza parking lot, stepping off at approximately 10:30 (exiting by the Toronto Dominion Bank due to the construction) to the Cenotaph on the Legion grounds where there will be a short service of thanks and remembrance.
As the national symbol of Remembrance, the red poppy reflects the ongoing gratitude for fallen Veterans, including military and RCMP Veterans.
Founded in 1925, the Legion is Canada’s largest Veteran support and community service organization. They are a non-profit organization with a national reach across Canada as well as branches in the U.S., Europe and Mexico.
They have over 260,000 members worldwide, many of whom volunteer an extraordinary amount of time to their branches.
Mayor @MajaTait receives a ceremonial “first poppy” to kick off the 2019 Royal Canadian Legion Branch 54 Poppy Campaign. Volunteers will be out starting October 25 – don’t forget to #getyourpoppy to remember and support veterans in our community. @SookeLegion pic.twitter.com/755LPRknV9
— SookeCa (@SookeCa) October 22, 2019