2021 marks the 100th anniversary of the Remembrance Poppy in Canada

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Madame Anna Guérin, later christened "The Poppy Lady from France", inspired by John McCrae's "In Flanders Fields", had an idea: to adopt the distribution of the Poppy on Armistice Day as a way to raise money for Veterans' needs and to remember those who had given their lives during the First World War.

In July of 1921 the Great War Veterans Association (which in 1925 would unify with other Veteran groups to form the Canadian Legion) adopted the Poppy as the flower of Remembrance.

Since then, the Legion and its members have upheld this tradition of Remembrance.






Poppy 100 Anniversary Pin

    For a limited time, you can purchase a pin reminiscent of the first Remembrance Poppy that was distributed after the First World War. Assembled in Canada, this commemorative pin stems approximately 2.5" long and retails for $9.95. 

    Get yours online at The Poppy Store or call 1-888-301-2268.


Poppy 100: Gallery of Remembrance

They fought for our freedoms.

On the 100th year of the poppy as Canada's symbol of Remembrance, help us honour and remember all those who wore a uniform for Canada.

Who do you Remember? Submit your photo and words in our Gallery of Remembrance in honour of the Veterans in your life here!

"I remember my Papa telling us stories of the War. I remember the brave look on his face as he would speak and the picture he would paint of how it was like for them all. Papa, you were the bravest man I knew. Thank you ❤" - Danielle Bettridge

See the Gallery of Remembrance.


This year, Join the Legion

Become a member of The Royal Canadian Legion to help support, honour, and remember all who served. 

Join today!




The Act of Remembrance

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
We will remember them.

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