As October comes to an end, the City of Fort St. John has proclaimed October 30th to November 11th the official ‘Poppy Campaign.’
The Fort St. John Legion – Branch #102 received their proclamation from City Council on Monday afternoon.
Brenda Haidn with the Legion gave City Council their own poppies to honour the upcoming Remembrance Day.
“Canadians have donated money to support the services we provide, to clearly show their recognition of the debt owed to so many Canadians who gave their lives for our freedom,” said Mike King, a long-time member of the Legion.
The donations provide direct financial support Canada’s serving and retired veterans and their families, and all the funds are kept locally.
In addition to supporting veterans in need, a portion of the poppy fund can also go to other initiatives, such as housing, medical appliances, drop-in centres, meals on wheels, transportation and related services where needed.
The public is also are invited personally to come to the Legion on November 11st at 10 AM to recognize Remembrance Day with veterans and their families.