Legion salutes Cadets for their support during Poppy Campaign - Cadets out in strength to help Legion distribute Poppies

OTTAWA, Nov. 8, 2015 /CNW/ - Canada's national symbol of Remembrance, the Poppy, is blossoming on the jackets of Canadians as 11 November, the national day of Remembrance approaches. Thousands of Canada's sea, army and air cadets are helping to make this possible.

The Royal Canadian Legion, responsible for the National Poppy Campaign since its formation in 1926, readily acknowledges the commitment and dedication of the 12 to 18 year olds in the various Cadet programs by marching in parades, taking active roles in Remembrance ceremonies across Canada and in keeping the Poppy visible.

"These young men and women play a vital role in our campaign," says Dominion President of The Royal Canadian Legion, Tom Eagles. "They are eager to help in our National Poppy Campaign and foster the tradition of Remembrance by wearing a Poppy. Their enthusiasm is contagious," adds Eagles.

Campaigns as large and extensive as the Legion's annual campaign need plenty of volunteers explains Mr. Eagles. "The areas we cover are just too vast, especially in those cities where growth has been substantial. The cadets appreciate our assistance in their operations and are eager to help as a result," states Eagles.

The Royal Canadian Legion is a major sponsor and supporter of cadet corps, units and squadrons from coast to coast. The organization also sponsors the Cadet Medal of Excellence awarded to deserving cadets.

"We are committed to the development of Canada's youth as good citizens and our future leaders," says Eagles. "Supporting our cadets is one of the many ways the Legion achieves this goal," he says, "They help us achieve our objectives with their help. It's a win/win situation for all of us."

Join the Legion, wear a Poppy!


SOURCE The Royal Canadian Legion Dominion Command

For further information: Bruce Poulin at Dominion Command, at (613) 591-3335 ext. 241 or by cell at (613) 292-8760 or bruce.poulin@legion.ca.


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