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November 8, 2023
Learning the ins and outs of poppy etiquette ahead of this year’s Remembrance Day ceremonies.
With Remembrance Day Ceremonies taking place every year, it doesn’t hurt to have a quick refresher on poppy protocol and how to honour the National Day of Remembrance.
“The main thing that people have got to remember is that the donations that they put into the poppy box go to help veterans and their families and all that money that they put in the trays here, stays within the local community,” explained Todd Rorke, President of the Cold Lake Royal Canadian Legion Branch 211.
Rorke said that the funds collected through the poppy campaign return to the local Legion where the community donation was made.
These funds are then used to help local veterans and their families, but may also go on to support community projects, like youth groups.