Time to buy pop­pies

Sherbrooke Record - - BROME COUNTY - By Louise Smith

In var­i­ous towns around the Town­ships pop­pies are now on sale. Some peo­ple keep their pop­pies from year to year think­ing they are do­ing a good thing. How­ever, poppy sales are a ma­jor source of fund­ing whereby le­gions can sup­port lo­cal veter­ans and lo­cal pro­grams in their re­spec­tive ar­eas.

If you re­ally want to show sup­port for the ser­vice of Cana­dian per­son­nel in war time and in peace mis­sions, buy sev­eral new pop­pies ev­ery year. Mem­bers from Cowansville Le­gion Branch No. 99 sell pop­pies ev­ery year to the stu­dents at He­roes’ Memo­rial.

Check out with your lo­cal le­gion to see when Re­mem­brance Day will be com­mem­o­rated. With Novem­ber 11 be­ing a Satur­day, most le­gions are putting on their ob­ser­vances on that day. Even if you have never taken part in an ob­ser­vance, it is never too late to start. It is not only le­gions who have spe­cial cer­e­monies. There is a stone cairn on the main road in Dunham. The Mis­sisquoi County Women’s In­sti­tutes gather ev­ery year on Novem­ber 11, for a Re­mem­brance Day cer­e­mony.

COUR­TESY OF LOUISE SMITH

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