From the last Friday in October to Remembrance Day, millions of Canadians wear a Poppy as a visual pledge to never forget those who served and sacrificed. The red flower also is the symbol of the Legion’s Poppy Campaign, raising funds to support Veterans and their families in need. We invite everyone across the country to show their recognition by proudly wearing this symbol of Remembrance. And for the first time ever, the Legion is distributing new biodegradable Poppies and wreaths during this year’s campaign. They are crafted from a variety of natural materials including paper, cotton velvet, plaster, moss, and bamboo. It will take a few years for residual stock to be depleted, but eventually all Poppies and wreaths used during the campaign will be biodegradable.
In New York, Poppies are available in the lobby of our offices at 466 Lexington Avenue and at The Canuck Bar (202 9th Avenue).