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Time to purchase a Remembrance Day Poppy to help veterans

Nelson Daily Staff
By Nelson Daily Staff
October 31st, 2016

Air Cadets from the 561 Squadron in Nelson along with Navy Cadets were out in full force Saturday selling poppies as the public prepares for the Remembrance Day.

All of the proceeds raised from the sale of poppies goes toward providing veterans in need with financial assistance.

The Great War Veterans Association, the forefather of the Royal Canadian Legion, adopted the Poppy as its flower of remembrance on July 5, 1921.

Each year, members of the Royal Canadian Legion as well as sea and air cadets distribute 18 million poppies across Canada.

Nelson’s Remembrance Day ceremony is set for Friday, November 11 at the Cenotaph outside City Hall.

The ceremony begins with the traditional parade beginning at the Nelson Legion, through the downtown core to the Nelson Cenotaph.

The public attending the ceremonies is asked to show up early, around 10:15 a.m. for the service that begins at 10:45 a.m., the Last Post and the moment of silence at 11 a.m. followed speakers praising veterans of yesteryear.

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