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Today, the Poppy Campaign is one of the Royal Canadian Legion's most important programs. The money raised from poppy sales provides direct assistance for ex-service people in financial distress, as well as funding for medical appliances and research, home services, care facilities, and numerous other purposes.
Originally posted by Duzey
Sorry, the poppies aren't real ones, you cheeky . I have a hard time believing that you would choose to wear a poppy brought out by a group of women against the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, on the day set aside to remember the servicemen/women who lost their lives during wartime.
Moina Michael, an American war secretary with the YMCA and a writer, was touched by McCrae's work. She bought some red poppies, wore one herself and sold the remainder to her friends giving the money raised to ex-Servicemen. And so a tradition began.