POPPY CAMPAIGN — Royal Canadian Legion Branch 40 poppy chair Al McNeil with some of the pins which will be handed out at various locations in the city starting Oct. 28 as part of the annual Remembrance and Poppy campaign. Mark Brett/Western News

Poppy campaign begins

The annual campaign begins in Penticton on Oct. 28

Every November, millions of Canadians proudly wear a Poppy to honour Veterans.

The annual campaign begins in Penticton on Oct. 28 when cadets and veterans will be at city shopping centres and stores handing out poppies.

Related: Security measures added to poppy boxes

According to a press release issued by the Royal Canadian Legion, poppy is a meaningful symbol of remembrance, and wearing it demonstrates a mutual and personal understanding of the deep gratitude we have for the veterans. The flower pays tribute to all who have fallen, including military and RCMP veterans.

Funds raised during the National Poppy Campaign go back into communities across Canada to help support veterans and their families.

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