The official start to the National Poppy Campaign got underway in Comox last week (Oct.25) with the raising of the flag and presentation of the first poppy at the Comox Legion.
In front of Branch #160, Comox Mayor Nicole Minions received the first poppy; from the last Friday of this month until Nov. 11, Canadians wear a poppy to honour Canada’s veterans and remember those who sacrificed for their freedoms today.
Every year, the Royal Canadian Legion leads the National Poppy Campaign, along with numerous volunteers, to raise funds in support of veterans and their families.
Courtenay City Hall
Community leaders and cadets raised the Remembrance Day flag at Courtenay City Hall on Oct. 27.
At 4:30 p.m., local veterans, cadets, elected officials and others gathered at the city hall parking lot to raise the Poppy Flag. Councillor Doug Hillian, Mayor Bob Wells, and Courtenay Legion’s Bob McDiarmid set up the flag, which was raised in honour of all those who have served Canada.