Poppy pin sales help veterans in need

The Legion’s annual poppy campaign is in full swing leading up to Remembrance Day this Nov. 11.

  • Nov. 5, 2012 6:00 a.m.

The Legion’s annual poppy campaign is in full swing leading up to Remembrance Day this Nov. 11.

Here Mayor Kerry Cook receives the first poppy from Royal Canadian Legion Cariboo Zone Commander Vivian MacNeil. The purpose of poppy funds is to provide assistance to veteran women and men in need. This may include food, shelter or medical attention for veterans and their families.

Other uses include bursaries for children and grandchildren of veterans,  low-rental housing and care facilities for elderly or disabled persons and their dependents, community medical appliances and medical research, day care centres, meals-on-wheels, transportation and related services for veterans, their dependants and the aged.

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