Governor General presented with First Poppy of the 2021 National Poppy Campaign

October 25, 2021

Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary May Simon, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, received the symbolic first poppy of the National Poppy Campaign in a ceremony at Rideau Hall.

About the National Poppy Campaign:

Officially adopted in Canada in 1921 by the Great War Veterans’ Association (the predecessor of today’s Royal Canadian Legion), poppies are recognized as the national symbol of remembrance for the 117,000 Canadian men and women who gave their lives during military service around the world.

The funds raised each year during the National Poppy Campaign go back into programs and services for veterans and their families.

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