Buy a poppy


Jim Howard holds poppies.
Photo by Jason Payne/The Vancouver Sun

People honour soldiers and veterans
Adapted from The Vancouver Sun by Nila Gopaul

Remembrance Day is on November 11.
Every November, plastic poppies
are made and sold.

Canadians wear these poppies
on their left lapels,
close to their hearts.
They wear poppies to remember
Canadians who died in wars.
Poppies are a symbol of Remembrance Day.

More and more people
want to wear poppies, says Inga Kruse.
Inga works for Legion B.C./Yukon.
Last year the Legion* ordered
2.3 million poppies for B.C.
“People are getting out,
showing their respect,” says Inga.

Plastic poppies are sold in many places.
For a small donation, you can buy one.
Donations for poppies
help veterans and their families.

* The Legion is a national organization.
It helps veterans, their families and their communities.