Montreal Legion Branch Announces Second Annual “Poppy by Mail” Campaign

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Web-based campaign a safe way to distribute Remembrance Day poppies during Covid-19 pandemic

Branch 14 Royal Montreal Regiment (RMR) Association, a Royal Canadian Legion branch based in Westmount, QC, today announced its second annual “Poppy by Mail” (https://poppybymail.ca/) campaign. A secure Web-based initiative, it allows Canadians to receive Remembrance Day poppies courtesy of Canada Post.

“Poppy by Mail” is entirely run by volunteers with all proceeds going directly to the Legion Poppy Fund Branch 14 (RMR Association), which pledges to mail poppies on the same day that donations are received. Intended for individuals and families, “Poppy by Mail” is limited to five poppies per donation. Schools and other institutions are asked to visit the Legion’s Dominion Command for alternate fulfillment solutions.

“This is our second Remembrance Day since the Covid-19 pandemic hit,” says Colin Robinson, Veteran and Honorary Colonel, Royal Montreal Regiment (RMR). “Canadians have had to adapt and so have we. We remain committed to remembrance and hope that this initiative will make it slightly easier for anyone immunocompromised, or simply cautious, to receive a poppy. It also protects the health of our older veterans who would otherwise be out distributing poppies in their communities across Canada. Last year’s launch of 'Poppy by Mail' was very successful and we expect to distribute an even larger number of poppies this year.”

Please visit: https://poppybymail.ca/

About Branch 14 (RMR Association), Royal Canadian Legion

Branch 14 (RMR Association) of the Royal Canadian Legion traces its origins back to September 1919 when the men of the 14th Canadian Expeditionary Force (RMR), who had returned victorious from the First World War to Canada, formed an “Old Comrades Association” to ensure they were looked after. Founded by Veterans and for Veterans, the Legion is devoted to supporting the men and women who served our country and put their lives on the line for our freedom and way of life. For more information, please visit https://royalmontrealregiment.com/rmr-association/

About the Legion

The Royal Canadian Legion cares for all those who have served our nation. As members, we show our thanks by supporting and advocating for Veterans, by remembering their sacrifices, and by continuing the tradition of service in helping our communities. For more information, please visit https://legion.ca

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