Poppy campaign begins

Each Year the Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Campaign raises funds used to support veterans, their families and their communities.

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 155

The poppy is the international symbol of Remembrance representing a visual pledge to pay homage to the Fallen, who gave the ultimate sacrifice for the preservation of peace and freedom.

The Poppy Campaign was created to raise funds to perpetuate this sacred memory and provide for veterans.

Donations are directed to support programs and services for veterans and their families for such things as medical equipment, medical transportation, urgent living expenses and disaster relief.

There will be three opportunities for West Boundary residents to honour the Fallen.

A school Remembrance Day ceremony for west end elementary and secondary students and parents will be held at BCSS on Thursday November 7th at 11:00 am in the field at the school.

The school has works closely with the Greenwood Legion Branch, the RCMP, and the Grand Forks Pipe Band to create a poignant and thoughtful ceremony honouring those who gave their lives to keep us free.

Students from our west end elementary schools will also be attending. Parents as well, are more than welcome to come by and participate in our annual event.

On Nov. 11 there are two ceremonies in the area: Kettle Valley Cenotaph at 10:30 a.m. and at Greenwood Cenotaph, also at 10:30 a.m. Lunch to follow at the Greenwood Legion.

 

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