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Nov. 14, 2019 | Thursday
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Legion distributing poppies for Remembrance Day
Former Royal Canadian Legion Branch 124 president Al Howse speaks at the Remembrance Day services at the cenotaph in 2017. (Richard Harley/File Photo)

The Royal Canadian Legion is once again distributing red poppies for Remembrance Day.

Volunteers will be out for the poppy campaign from Friday, Oct. 25 to Monday, Nov. 11.

“Our poppy flag will once again fly over the town municipal offices to signal its time to wear a poppy,” said former Legion president Al Howse, in a press release.

“We will begin our annual campaign of distributing poppies to allow everyone to show their respect and remembrance of our fallen comrades. We thank all those who serve to protect our rights and freedoms from those who would want to impose their will on us.”

Poppies will be available at the Legion, or from one of the many businesses who have agreed to help, House said.

All donations go towards supporting veterans and promote remembrance.

As well, the Legion Branch 124 in NOTL will host its Veteran’s Dinner on Saturday Nov. 2 at 6 p.m.

All veterans are invited to attend the dinner, free of charge. A free dinner will also be offered to a caregiver for those who need help. There is no need to be a legion member.

Dinner will be held in the Edward Boldt hall (upstairs at the branch). 

Anyone else wishing to attend can purchase a ticket for $25 ticket by October 31.

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