Poppy flag raised over Duncan City Hall

Royal Canadian Legion chaplain Rev. Greg Sumner speaks during the Legion’s annual poppy flag raising at Duncan City Hall on Sunday, Oct. 30. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)Royal Canadian Legion chaplain Rev. Greg Sumner speaks during the Legion’s annual poppy flag raising at Duncan City Hall on Sunday, Oct. 30. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
RCMP members, Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron 744 members, St. John Ambulance cadets, city officials and others attended the Royal Canadian Legion’s annual poppy flag raising at Duncan City Hall on Sunday, Oct. 30. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)RCMP members, Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron 744 members, St. John Ambulance cadets, city officials and others attended the Royal Canadian Legion’s annual poppy flag raising at Duncan City Hall on Sunday, Oct. 30. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron 744 members participate in the Royal Canadian Legion’s annual poppy flag raising at Duncan City Hall on Sunday, Oct. 30. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron 744 members participate in the Royal Canadian Legion’s annual poppy flag raising at Duncan City Hall on Sunday, Oct. 30. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
Duncan Mayor Michelle Staples reads a proclamation during the Royal Canadian Legion’s poppy flag raising ceremony kicking off Poppy Tag Days. The Poppy Campaign provides Canadians with the opportunity to Remember and honour our fallen Comrades by providing a Poppy to be worn in order to pay tribute to their sacrifices, deeds and accomplishments. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)Duncan Mayor Michelle Staples reads a proclamation during the Royal Canadian Legion’s poppy flag raising ceremony kicking off Poppy Tag Days. The Poppy Campaign provides Canadians with the opportunity to Remember and honour our fallen Comrades by providing a Poppy to be worn in order to pay tribute to their sacrifices, deeds and accomplishments. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron 744 members participate in the Royal Canadian Legion’s annual poppy flag raising at Duncan City Hall on Sunday, Oct. 30. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron 744 members participate in the Royal Canadian Legion’s annual poppy flag raising at Duncan City Hall on Sunday, Oct. 30. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
RCMP members, Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron 744 members, St. John Ambulance cadets, city officials and others attended the Royal Canadian Legion’s annual poppy flag raising at Duncan City Hall on Sunday, Oct. 30. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)RCMP members, Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron 744 members, St. John Ambulance cadets, city officials and others attended the Royal Canadian Legion’s annual poppy flag raising at Duncan City Hall on Sunday, Oct. 30. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

A small crowd gathered Sunday, Oct. 30 in front of Duncan City Hall to mark the start of the Royal Canadian Legion’s Poppy Tag Days. The poppy campaign is a fundraiser for the Legion but also serves as a reminder of those who have fallen by paying tribute to their sacrifices.

All funds raised go directly to veterans and their families: to the Legion Foundation, to special programs for veterans with special physical needs, PTSD care and research, Veteran Care Homes, bursaries, and more.

The poppy campaign runs until Nov. 11.

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