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In Remembrance

A week today is Remembrance Day which falls on a Sunday this year.  I noticed that the poppies seemed to be out a lot earlier than I remember them being before.  The news anchors and politicians were all wearing them before Halloween.  As a child I seem to remember that they weren’t out until after Halloween.

The poppies are sold by the Royal Canadian Legion to raise funds for veterans.  The bins are out at stores and other locations and you donate what you can and take one.  Apparently they raise $16 million from the poppy sales each year which averages out to less than 50 cents per person in Canada.

Now is the time to buy your poppy and wear it to honour the fallen, the surviving veterans and those in active service.