LCol Mike McGinty speaks at Remembrance Day
LCol Mike McGinty is the Commanding Office of the British Columbia Dragoon’s. He addressed thousands of local community members (young and old) at Vernon’s Remembrance Day ceremony at Kal Tire Place. Here is his speech.
The Poppy Campaign - Now on
Every year, from the last Friday of October to November 11, tens of millions of Canadians wear a Poppy as a visual pledge to honour Canada’s Veterans and remember those who sacrificed for the freedoms we enjoy today. While the Poppy is distributed freely to all who wish to wear one, the Legion gratefully accepts donations to the Poppy Fund.
The Poppy Campaign is very much a local initiative, conducted by Legion Branches in cities, towns and communities across the country. Donations collected during the Poppy Campaign are held in Trust at the branch level to directly support Veterans and their families within their community and to help ensure Canadians ‘never forget’. Learn more how your donations help Veterans.
In the days leading up to November 11, Poppies can be seen in every corner of this great country. This show of support and display of remembrance would not be possible without the efforts of thousands of Legionnaires and Cadets who volunteer to distribute Poppies to the community through schools, community organizations and local businesses. We are so grateful for their efforts, and for the support of the many partners, local and national, who welcome Legion volunteers and Poppy boxes into their locations.
If you are looking for poppies in your area, contact someone on our Executive.
Vernon Legion Remembrance Day events
2018 Remembrance Day Program
'Lest We Forget' resonates into our community beyond the Official Ceremony at Kal Tire Place on November 11.
During the week leading up to November 12, Vernon Legion participates in Remembrance ceremonies at eight local elementary and secondary schools, as well as numerous Seniors' residential facilities.
Vernon Legion representatives also participate in Vernon's 'No Stone Left Alone' program sponsored by our local School District at Pleasant Valley Cemetery on November 1, along with approximately 500 schoolchildren.
Vernon's official Remembrance Day ceremony is held at Kal Tire Place, which provides accessible indoor accommodation against inclement weather.
Wreaths are placed at Vernon Cenotaph for citizens, however there is no official ceremony at Vernon Cenotaph.