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Poppy campaign kicks off in Fort St. John


Photo: Fort St. John City Councilor Larry Evans donates money in exchange for a Remembrance Day Poppy on Monday night – Christine Rumleskie/Energeticcity.ca

A familiar red flower brought out some emotions at City Council on Monday night.

Members from the local Royal Candian Legion made a presentation to Fort St. John City Council on Monday. Their presence announced the start of the annual poppy campaign and season of remembrance.

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An emotional Councilor Christensen reiterated the importance of a single red poppy.

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As always, poppies are available by donation, and 100 per cent of the proceeds stay in the area.

Major Dan Davies says the money is distributed to various groups.

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The pin is meant to be worn on your left lapel, over your heart.

Poppies will be available at most business locations throughout the area.

Davies also says this is a good time to join the Fort St. John Royal Canadian Legion. Membership is open to everyone, and not only veterans.

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