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

Join us in celebrating 100 years of the Remembrance Poppy by joining the Legion.

Your membership helps ensure the sacrifices made by our Veterans are never forgotten and continues the tradition of the Poppy for years to come.

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When you renew your membership for 2021 and prepay your dues for an additional two or more years, you’ll receive a FREE Poppy Bird Feeder for your garden!

*Offer ends July 30, 2021. See terms and conditions for full details. Bird Feeders will be shipped in August 2021.

Renew my membership!




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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