Local girl wins silver in national youth Remembrance poster contest

In partnership with schools across Canada and the Legion National Foundation, the Royal Canadian Legion promotes Remembrance and supports youth education through the annual poster and literary contests. Students in Grades 1 through 12 are invited to submit their creative works, focusing on Remembrance, through their local school to be entered into Legion Branch contests….

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Why the poppy?

During the First World War, towns and farms were destroyed, forests were burned and the ground was cratered and muddy from the bombings and rain. Despite the wide-spread environmental damage, one thing survived. In spring, thousands of red poppies started to grow everywhere. When Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae from the Canadian Army saw the poppies in…

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