The Guardians of Remembrance
We, as Members of The Royal Canadian Legion, strive to keep the memory alive of the 117,000 Canadians who paid the supreme sacrifice in the service of Canada during war and on subsequent operations since Korea. This goal is achieved through our annual Poppy Campaign and the Remembrance Day services organized by this great organization throughout the country and by our fellow citizens who are working far from our shores.
Canadians often associate The Royal Canadian Legion with Remembrance ceremonies and events. Through these initiatives, we honour and remember Canada’s fallen Veterans and help ensure Canadians never forget. The Legion is responsible for planning and coordinating annual Remembrance Day ceremonies in communities across the country, including the national ceremony in Ottawa.
While November is recognized as a time of Remembrance, for the Legion and for many across the country, Remembrance is a year-long commitment. At any given moment, there are many opportunities available to anyone wishing to show their appreciation for those who served.
Our Remembrance Day
In Greenfield Park Branch 94 Remembrance Day activities start the last Friday of October with the beginning of the Poppy Campaign.
On the Saturday before November 11th we have a Remembrance Day supper for our veterans, members and invited guests.
On the Sunday at 1pm a Remembrance Day Ceremony and Parade is held at the Greenfield Park Cenotaph on Churchill Blvd.
Promoting Remembrance is part of The Royal Canadian Legion’s mission and has been one of our principal objectives since our inception. The Legion inspires Canadians to remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country, and to honour those who served and continue to serve today. Remembrance is a year-long commitment and we endeavour to promote it through a number of programs, services and resources.
The Legion promotes Remembrance in our communities
- The Legion conducts the annual Poppy Campaign and invites all Canadians to wear a Poppy as a visual pledge to never forget those who sacrificed for our freedom
- Our Legion Branch organizes and conducts annual community Remembrance services and recognition events
- The Legion, on behalf of the people of Canada, organizes and conducts the National Remembrance Day service in Ottawa
- Branches are proud to celebrate their local heroes and many have museums and displays to express their pride in their history.
Education to perpetuate Remembrance
- The Legion has developed an excellent interactive Teaching Guide on the subject of Remembrance.
- The Legion coordinates annual Youth Poster and Literary Contests on the theme of Remembrance. Winners at the senior level are brought to Ottawa to represent the nation’s youth at the National Remembrance Day Ceremony.