Royal Canadian Legion Kicks Off 2011 Poppy Campaign
October 28, early morning Pickering Ontario,
Veterans, politicians, reporters gather with gratitude to show,
Together where, in Legion Branch 606 the boxes lie,
Volunteers prepare beneath the ever lightening sky,
The red Remembrance poppies, upon our lapels to sow.
October 28, 2011 marked the kick-off for the Royal Canadian Legion’s 2011 Poppy Campaign. Legion Branch 606 President Jim Corbitt, along with Legion Members Myrna Picotte, Peter Gilbert, Jo-ann Dickerson and Bruce Bligh were joined by Members of Parliament Chris Alexander and Corneliu Chisu, Member of Provincial Parliament Joe Dickson, City of Pickering Mayor Dave Ryan, Pickering Regional Councillors Bill McLean, Jennifer O’Connell, Peter Rodrigues, and Pickering City Councillor and Deputy Mayor Doug Dickerson to mark the pinning of the first poppy of 2011. Other events included the raising of the Poppy Flag outside of Branch 606 and the presentation of a second Poppy Flag to Mayor Ryan for City Hall.
Veterans and Volunteers will be on hand throughout the Town and City selling poppies from October 28 until November 10. Please give generously to support our veterans and wear your poppy with pride Ajax and Pickering!
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