First Poppy presented to Canada’s Governor General

The Royal Canadian Legion’s president David Flannigan presented the symbolic First Poppy to Her Excellency the Right Honorable Julie Payette, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, at Rideau Hall in Ottawa today. As Patron of The Royal Canadian Legion, Ms. Payette graciously accepted the bright red poppy as a prelude to the 2017 National Poppy Campaign which gets underway each year on the last Friday of the month; this year on October 27th. “We are honored to welcome Her Excellency as our new Patron,” says David Flannigan, Dominion President.  “We…

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