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1 oz. Pure Silver Coin – A Wreath of Remembrance: Lest We Forget

An item we took from the The Royal Canadian Legion – National Headquarters Facebook page that may be of interest to some members.

On the Poppy’s 100th year as a symbol of Remembrance, the Royal Canadian Mint / Monnaie royale canadienne  is offering this wreath to honour those who have served our country and those who continue to help advance peace around the world.

Theirs is a legacy of great trials and sacrifice, but also of hope and heroism. We will never forget their bravery, and with this wreath of forget-me-nots and red poppies, we gratefully acknowledge their service while honouring the memory of the fallen.

Order today: https://bit.ly/3FjIEXU

À l’occasion du 100e anniversaire du coquelicot du Souvenir, Royal Canadian Mint / Monnaie royale canadienne vous offrons cette couronne pour rendre hommage à ceux qui ont servi le Canada et qui continuent à œuvrer pour la paix dans le monde.

Ils laissent derrière eux un héritage fait de grandes épreuves et de sacrifices, mais aussi d’espoir et d’héroïsme : jamais leur bravoure ne sera oubliée. Par cette couronne de myosotis et de coquelicots rouges, nous soulignons leur service et honorons la mémoire de ceux qui sont tombés au combat.

Commandez votre pièce sans tarder : https://bit.ly/3oqHxzE

The Royal Canadian Legion celebrates “Poppy 100”

An item from Dominion Command.


2021 marks the 100th anniversary of the iconic Poppy symbol of Remembrance

OTTAWA, ON, 6 July 2021 – One hundred years today, the precursor to The Royal Canadian Legion officially recognized the Poppy as Canada’s lasting symbol of Remembrance. A century later, the Legion is commemorating this historic milestone.

“We are proud to be the safekeepers of this special symbol, brought to us by a visionary woman,” says Dominion President Thomas D. Irvine, CD. “Every time I see a Poppy I think of our fallen, and I thank them for their sacrifices.”

Madame Anna GuérinThe idea for the Remembrance Poppy in Canada was conceived by Madame Anna Guérin of France. She was inspired by John McCrae’s poem “In Flanders Fields.” Anna had originally founded a charity to help rebuild regions of France torn apart by the First World War, and created poppies made of fabric to raise funds.

Later, Anna presented her concept to France’s allies, including the precursor to The Royal Canadian Legion, The Great War Veterans Association. The idea was considered at a meeting in Port Arthur, Ontario (now Thunder Bay) and was adopted on July 6, 1921.

The Legion’s “Poppy 100” tributes this year include:

  • The offering of commemorative Poppy pins that replicate the original 1921 lapel pin.
  • The release of an inspiring video that explains the history of the Poppy as Canada’s symbol of Remembrance.
  • The creation of a unique commemorative stamp by Canada Post slated for release this fall.
  • The creation of a unique commemorative coin by The Royal Canadian Mint for release this year.
  • The special lighting of several Canadian landmarks to mark the anniversary on July 6, 2021 including BC Place, the Vancouver Convention Centre and Olympic Cauldron, the West Edmonton Mall, the Calgary Tower, the Regina City Hall foyer, Niagara Falls, the CN Tower, the City of Toronto downtown sign, and the Champlain Bridge.
  • A commemorative program led by Legion representatives in Port Arthur, ON (now Thunder Bay), where the Poppy symbol was officially adopted in 1921.

Visit Legion.ca to learn more about the history of the Poppy.

“The Poppy is central to everything we do, and will always remain a powerful symbol in Canada,” says Angus Stanfield, Dominion Vice President and Chair of the Poppy and Remembrance committee. “When people donate to the National Poppy Campaign each November, and proudly display the Poppy on their lapel, they are reflecting their heartfelt thanks for our Veterans.”

Donations collected across the country each November during the Legion’s National Poppy Campaign go into dedicated Poppy Trust Funds and are used solely to support Veterans and their families.

Original article at https://legion.ca/news/2021/06/30/the-royal-canadian-legion-celebrates-poppy-100

Half-mast flags: New action

An update from Dominion Command from earlier today.

Message from the Dominion President 

Branches to lower flags to half-mast for an indefinite period

In light of yesterday’s news…

Message from the Dominion President 

Branches to lower flags to half-mast for 215 hours

A message from Dominion Command.

Message from the Dominion President