His Honour, the Honourable Arthur J. LeBlanc, ONS, QC, Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia
was presented the first poppy of The Royal Canadian Legion's 2020 Poppy Campaign by Nova Scotia/Nunavut Command President Marion Fryday-Cook.
The ceremony took place October 19 at Government House in Halifax.
The Poppy Campaign is the foundation of The Royal Canadian Legion's Remembrance Program.
Through the generosity of fellow Canadians, funds raised in the distribution of poppies are held in trust at each level of the organization. Poppy Funds are used solely to provide assistance to Veterans of all ages and their families, which includes serving Military and RCMP, and, to foster the tradition of Remembrance.
Formally founded in 1926, The Royal Canadian Legion is the largest Veterans based community service organization in Canada with more than 260,000 members in some 1,400 Branches across Canada, the US and Europe.
The Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Campaign begins the last Friday in October each year.
For further information or to learn more about The Royal Canadian Legion please contact:
Nova Scotia/Nunavut Command
The Royal Canadian Legion