The annual national Poppy Campaign is underway in Canada including Espanola.
Espanola Poppy Chair Dan Kryzanowski and Deputy Mayor Bill Foster raised the flag on Friday to officially begin the campaign, the largest of its kind for the Legion in Espanola.
Kryzanowski says Legion members and volunteers will be out selling the bright, red pinned flowers at areas businesses for the next two weeks leading up to Remembrance Day.
Branch #39 President Gary McPherson says thank you to everyone who supports the campaign adding this year’s Remembrance Day Ceremony is open to everyone followed by a chili luncheon.
He adds wreaths will already be laid on site, but there are no school ceremonies this year due to COVID restrictions.
It begins at 11 am at the Cenotaph located at the Legion Hall on Annette Street.
PHOTO: Flag-raising to kick off the Legion Remembrance Day Poppy Campaign. Present for the flag-raising were Deputy Mayor Bill Foster and Dan Kryzanowski of the Espanola Royal Canadian Legion. Photo provided by the Town of Espanola and used with permission