It's less than two weeks to Remembrance Day and poppies are starting to sprout up around the Drumheller Valley.
Legion President Burt Cote pinned poppies on outgoing mayor Terry Yemen and incoming mayor Heather Colberg last Friday, October 27.
"When kids start seeing people wearing poppies they ask questions (like) why do you wear a poppy?," Cote related. "It helps us to remind them of the veterans that put their lives down for our being the country that we are today."
In addition to ordering 8,000 poppies, Legion Branch #22 will be visiting young and old alike.
"We've got two schools we're going to this year," noted Cote. "We do the senior lodge and we do continuing care too. That's where Deb (Bolduc) and I and the reverend will be going on November 10."
Remembrance Day ceremonies will be held at the Badlands Community Facility starting at 10:45 a.m. on November 11. So what else is the Legion up to?
"We've got some stuff from Alberta-Northwest Territories Command called 'Behind the Poppy' to help veterans in need who don't know where to go, to come to our legions," added Cote. "That is a new thing that Command is starting: we haven't got permission to do it yet, but they've got five branches right now they're experimenting with."
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