For the first time, The Royal Canadian Legion is giving the public the opportunity to purchase a wreath for the Remembrance Day Ceremony at the National War Memorial.
The National Remembrance Day Ceremony will look a little different this year. With a maximum of 100 participants, the public is discouraged from attending in person but are encouraged to watch on Facebook Live and participate in the Two Minutes of Silence from home.
“Since there are no spectators this year, we are asking the public to help us fill the space around the National War Memorial with 800 wreaths,” says Danny Martin, National Ceremony Director. “The wreaths will act as a visual symbol that Canadians are still thinking of our Veterans and remembering their countless sacrifices. All proceeds will go towards the Legion Poppy Fund in support of Canada’s Veterans and their families.”
You and your family or business can be part of this visual representation that honours Canada’s Veterans, 75 years after the end of the Second World War.
Order a wreath for Remembrance Day
Available until October 31, or while supplies last.
One 20” diameter wreath with a “Lest We Forget” ribbon is $150.00 plus tax. All proceeds will go towards The Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Fund in support of Canada’s Veterans and their families.
Once your wreath is ordered, it will stay at Legion House in Ottawa until Remembrance Day, when staff will pre-position the wreath at the National War Memorial before the ceremony begins. Your name will also be included on The Royal Canadian Legion’s National Remembrance Day Ceremony website. Wreaths will be respectfully removed from the National War Memorial the following day.
For those wishing to lay a wreath at a local ceremony please contact your local Legion branch.