Cadets out in strength to help Legion distribute Poppies
OTTAWA – November 7th 2014 – Canada’s national symbol of Remembrance, the Poppy, is blossoming on the jackets and hats of Canadians as 11 November, the national day of Remembrance approaches. Thousands of Canada’s sea, army and air cadets are helping make this possible.
The Royal Canadian Legion, responsible for the Annual Poppy Campaign since its formation in 1926, readily acknowledges the commitment and dedication of the 12 to 18 year olds in the Cadet programs in keeping the Poppy visible.
“These young men and women are vital to the campaign as it exists today,” says Dominion President of The Royal Canadian Legion, Tom Eagles. “They take their commitment to Remembrance seriously and are eager to help in our campaign to promote Remembrance as a Canadian ideal. They are out there with our members, side by side, for this worthy cause.” Additionally, many of the cadets will march in parades and take active roles in Remembrance ceremonies across Canada.
Campaigns as large and extensive as the Legion’s annual fundraiser needs plenty of volunteer help explains Mr. Eagles. “The areas we cover are just too vast, especially in those cities where growth has been substantial,” says Mr. Eagles. “The cadets appreciate our assistance in their operations and are eager to help as a result.”
The Royal Canadian Legion is a major sponsor and supporter of cadet corps, units and squadrons from coast to coast. The organization also sponsors the Cadet Medal of Excellence awarded to deserving cadets.
“We are committed to the development of Canada’s youth as citizens and as future leaders,” says Eagles. “Supporting our cadets is one of the many ways the Legion achieves this goal,” he says, “and they help us achieve ours with their help. It’s a win/win situation for all of us.”
For further information please contact Bruce Poulin at Dominion Command, at (613) 591-3335 ext. 241 or by cell at (613) 292-8760 or firstname.lastname@example.org.