Honouring our Veterans and Celebrating 100 Years of the Poppy
This year, we are also honouring 100 years of the Poppy as our symbol of Remembrance. Inspired by John McCrae’s “In Flanders Fields,” Madame Anna Guérin, later christened "The Poppy Lady from France," campaigned tirelessly to adopt the distribution of the Poppy as a way to raise money for Veterans’ needs and to remember those who had given their lives during the War. In 1921, the Royal Canadian Legion recognized the Poppy as Canada’s lasting symbol of Remembrance and have upheld this tradition ever since.
Learn more about the 100th Anniversary of the Remembrance Poppy in Canada.
The K-W Poppy Fund is a dedicated supporter of Grand River Hospital, having raised more than $687,700 for the hospital over the past 26 years, with their most recent contribution supporting complex continuing care at our Freeport Campus. The Freeport Campus’ primary focus is providing support to patients through rehabilitation and recovery; it offers specialized care that is of particular relevance to Canada’s Veterans, their dependants and many others in our community. Their integral support elevates the comfort, safety and ongoing care of our patients.
To donate to the Poppy Fund, find your local Remembrance Day Ceremony or learn how you can support our Veterans all year long, visit the Royal Canadian Legion's website at legion.ca.