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First Poppy presented to Canada’s Governor General

We received this from Dominion Command earlier today.


Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette receives inaugural poppy

OTTAWA, ON, 16 October 2020 – The First Poppy of The Royal Canadian Legion’s 2020 National Poppy Campaign was presented to Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada today. For the first time, and due to the pandemic, a virtual presentation took place in lieu of the traditional ceremony held at Rideau Hall in Ottawa.

The Legion’s Dominion President, Thomas D. Irvine, CD offered the flower with words of thanks. “Veterans both past and present appreciate your personal engagement,” said Irvine. “Your example will be followed by millions in Canada and abroad. All will take comfort in this symbolic act, and through the continuing support for our Veterans shown by you and by Canadians.”

As Viceregal Patron of The Royal Canadian Legion, Ms. Payette accepted the symbolic poppy and expressed her support for the 2020 National Poppy Campaign.

“Of course, this year, the campaign looks different,” she said. “But the intent is still the same and is still as noble. We must support our veterans, as they supported us during challenging points in our history,” she shared. Her Excellency reflected her admiration for all Veterans who have served our country. “Thank you for all you have done and you still do, for Canada. And thank you to all Canadians, for supporting the National Poppy Campaign,” she said.

The Legion’s 2020 National Poppy Campaign launches each year on the last Friday in October, and will begin on October 30 this year.

“This year the poppy also reminds us of the special significance of 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War,” said Vice Admiral (Ret’d) Larry Murray, Legion Grand President. “In this year of the pandemic, Remembrance also reminds us that our nation has been through even more challenging times than we’re experiencing now. Canadians persevered then and we will now.”

As the national symbol of Remembrance, the red poppy represents the ongoing thankfulness Canadians have for all fallen military and RCMP Veterans.

Funds donated locally during the National Poppy Campaign are distributed locally to help support Veterans and their families, communities, and to promote Remembrance.


About The Royal Canadian Legion

Founded in 1925, the Legion is Canada’s largest Veteran support and community service organization. We are a non-profit organization with a national reach across Canada as well as branches in the U.S., Europe and Mexico. With 260,000 members, many of whom volunteer an extraordinary amount of time to their branches, our strength is in our numbers.

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Digital Poppy

An item from Dominion Command.


Good afternoon,

This Remembrance Day, honor veterans by dedicating a Poppy in memory of their name at mypoppy.ca

Thank you,

—-

Bonjour,

En ce jour du Souvenir, rendons hommage à un vétéran en lui dédiant un coquelicot commémoratif personnel sur moncoquelicot.ca.

Merci.

Freeman D. Chute, MMM, CD
Senior Program Officer/Agent principal de programme

MYPOPPY.CA

An item from Dominion Command.


Good afternoon, this Remembrance Day, honour veterans by dedicating a Poppy in memory of their name at mypoppy.ca

Thank you,

Bonjour, en ce jour du Souvenir, rendons hommage à un vétéran en lui dédiant un coquelicot commémoratif personnel sur moncoquelicot.ca

Merci,

Freeman D. Chute, MMM, CD
Senior Program Officer/Agent principal de programme


The Royal Canadian Legion – National Headquarters
Le siège de La Légion royale canadienne
86 Aird Place, Ottawa, K2L 0A1
T: 613-591-3335 ext 304
Toll free: 1-888-556-6222 

legion.ca

2019 digital poppy also unveiled during ceremonial launch of National Poppy Campaign / L’édition 2019 du coquelicot numérique aussi dévoilé lors du lancement de la Campagne nationale du coquelicot

During the presentation at Rideau Hall, the 2019 digital poppy was unveiled, the second year for this virtual option.

People who donate online will receive a digital poppy that can include the name of a Veteran being honoured, and can be shared on social media. People are invited to visit mypoppy.ca starting on October 25. This year, the online initiative is supported by HomeEquity Bank. Canadians living abroad and donors around the world can also take part in the 2019 campaign.

As the national symbol of Remembrance, the red poppy reflects the ongoing gratitude we have for our Fallen Veterans, including military and RCMP Veterans.

Funds raised during the National Poppy Campaign are distributed across Canada to help support Veterans and their families, communities, and to promote Remembrance.

 

Lors de la présentation qui s’est tenue à Rideau Hall, il y eu aussi le dévoilement du coquelicot numérique 2019, soit cette option virtuelle, qui en est à sa deuxième année.

Les personnes qui font un don en ligne recevront un coquelicot numérique qui peut inclure le nom d’un vétéran à commémorer ou à reconnaître, et être diffusé sur les médias sociaux. Les gens sont invités à visiter mypoppy.ca/fr à compter du 25 octobre.

Cette année, l’initiative en ligne est parrainée par Home Equity Bank. Les Canadiens vivant à l’étranger et les donateurs de partout dans le monde peuvent donc également prendre part à la campagne 2019.

En tant que symbole national du Souvenir, le coquelicot rouge reflète la gratitude que nous continuons d’exprimer à nos vétérans tombés, y compris les vétérans militaires et de la GRC.

Les fonds recueillis lors la Campagne nationale du coquelicot sont distribués à travers le Canada pour venir en aide aux vétérans et à leurs familles, ainsi qu’aux communautés, et pour promouvoir le Souvenir.

First Poppy presented to Canada’s Governor-General / Présentation du premier coquelicot au gouverneur général du Canada

OTTAWA, ON, 15 October 2019 – Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, received the symbolic First Poppy from The Royal Canadian Legion’s Dominion President, Thomas D. Irvine, CD, in Ottawa today. As Viceregal Patron of The Royal Canadian Legion, Ms. Payette accepted the red poppy and pinned additional poppies to the lapels of Veterans in attendance. The Legion’s 2019 National Poppy Campaign begins each year on the last Friday in October.

“We salute our nation’s Governor General who leads the way each year by accepting the First Poppy so that millions may follow her example,” says Irvine. “With the red poppy this year, we also mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day which eventually led to the end of the war in Europe.”

During the presentation at Rideau Hall, the 2019 digital poppy was unveiled, the second year for this virtual option. People who donate online will receive a digital poppy that can include the name of a Veteran being honoured, and can be shared on social media. People are invited to visit mypoppy.ca starting on October 25. This year, the online initiative is supported by HomeEquity Bank. Canadians living abroad and donors around the world can also take part in the 2019 campaign.

As the national symbol of Remembrance, the red poppy reflects the ongoing gratitude we have for our Fallen Veterans, including military and RCMP Veterans.

Funds raised during the National Poppy Campaign are distributed across Canada to help support Veterans and their families, communities, and to promote Remembrance.

About The Royal Canadian Legion

Founded in 1925, the Legion is Canada’s largest Veteran support and community service organization. We are a non-profit organization with a national reach across Canada as well as branches in the U.S., Europe and Mexico. With 260,000 members, many of whom volunteer an extraordinary amount of time to their branches, our strength is in our numbers.

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OTTAWA, le 15 octobre 2019 – Son Excellence la très honorable Julie Payette, gouverneure générale et commandante en chef du Canada, a de façon symbolique reçu aujourd’hui à Ottawa des mains du camarade Thomas D. Irvine, président national de La Légion royale canadienne, le tout premier coquelicot.

À titre de patronne vice-royale de La Légion royale canadienne, Mme Payette a accepté le coquelicot rouge vif et épinglé des coquelicots aux revers des vétérans en présence. La Campagne nationale du coquelicot 2019 de la Légion débute chaque année le dernier vendredi d’octobre.

« Nous saluons la gouverneure générale de notre pays qui, chaque année, montre la voie en acceptant le premier coquelicot afin que des millions de personnes puissent suivre son exemple », de dire M. Irvine. « Avec le coquelicot cette année, nous tenons aussi à marquer le 75e anniversaire du jour J qui a mis fin à la guerre en Europe. »

Lors de la présentation qui s’est tenue à Rideau Hall, il y eu aussi le dévoilement du coquelicot numérique 2019, soit cette option virtuelle, qui en est à sa deuxième année. Les personnes qui font un don en ligne recevront un coquelicot numérique qui peut inclure le nom d’un vétéran à commémorer ou à reconnaître, et être diffusé sur les médias sociaux. Les gens sont invités à visiter mypoppy.ca/fr à compter du 25 octobre. Cette année, l’initiative en ligne est parrainée par HomeEquity Bank. Les Canadiens vivant à l’étranger et les donateurs de partout dans le monde peuvent donc également prendre part à la campagne 2019.

En tant que symbole national du Souvenir, le coquelicot rouge reflète la gratitude que nous continuons d’exprimer à nos vétérans tombés, y compris les vétérans militaires et de la GRC.

Les fonds recueillis lors la Campagne nationale du coquelicot sont distribués à travers le Canada pour venir en aide aux vétérans et à leurs familles, ainsi qu’aux communautés, et pour promouvoir le Souvenir.

À propos de La Légion royale canadienne

Fondée en 1925, la Légion est la plus grande organisation de soutien aux vétérans et de services communautaires qui soit au Canada. Opérant dans un but non lucratif et d’une portée pancanadienne, la Légion comporte aussi des filiales aux États-Unis, en Europe et au Mexique, et compte quelque 260 000 membres, dont plusieurs contribuent bénévolement beaucoup de temps à leur filiale. La force de la Légion est dans le nombre.