Poppy drive begins

As Remembrance Day approaches, Summerlanders are wearing poppies on their lapels and collars.

  • Wed Oct 30th, 2013 6:00pm
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As Remembrance Day approaches, Summerlanders are wearing poppies on their lapels and collars.

Poppies became available on Friday and they will be worn until Remembrance Day.

Money from the sale of poppies will go to assist with the care of veterans, said Elke Bewick, manager of the Summerland Legion.

This care includes assistance to individual veterans as well as support for the Veterans’ Transition Program and the Military Skills Conversion Program.

“The poppy fund is solely for the veterans,” she said.

Poppies have been used as a symbol of remembrance in Canada since 1921.

Bewick said an estimated 20,000 poppies are distributed in Summerland.

The Remembrance Day ceremony will be held in Memorial Park on Monday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m.