Poppy etiquette

HOW TO REMOVE A POPPY It’s fine to continue to wear your poppy after November 11. However, many people choose to remove their poppies and place them on a cenotaph or wreath at a Remem- brance Day ceremony’s conclusion. This has become a poignant tradition at many war memorials. Always ensure you store or dispose of your poppy respectfully. If you see a poppy on the ground, please pick it up, clean it off and dispose of it in a respectful way. The Royal Canadian Legion supplies the poppies for free but encourages dona- tions to its Poppy Fund, which helps Ca- nadian veterans and their families.

Canadians wear poppies in November to honour veterans and soldiers who gave their lives fighting for freedoms abroad. The Royal Canadian Legion has a Poppy Protocol Guide, with tips on how to wear a poppy appropriately and respectfully. Here’s what it recommends. HOW TO WEAR A POPPY A poppy should be worn on the left side of your chest over your heart. The poppy is a sacred symbol and therefore shouldn’t be affixed with any type of pin that obs- tructs it. WHEN TO WEAR A POPPY Wear your poppy from the last Friday in October until Remembrance Day on No- vember 11. You can also wear a poppy at a veteran’s funeral or war memorial service such as one held at the anniversary for the Battle of Vimy Ridge.

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