The Port Credit Legion is committed to ensuring Canadians never forget. Through our programs and events, we remember and thank all who have served and sacrificed for our country.
It’s our duty.
HONORING VETERANS IS OUR DUTY
In today’s fast-paced world, it can be easy to take our way of life for granted, and forget what so many men and women sacrificed for our freedoms. Remembrance initiatives remind us to take time to honour those who have dedicated their lives to serve our nation.
Each year, we invite everyone in the Community to show their recognition by proudly wearing the red Poppy, the sacred symbol of Remembrance.
IMPORTANCE OF REMEMBRANCE
It is important to continue the tradition of Remembrance to honour the fallen and thank all who served for Canada.
IMPORTANCE OF REMEMBRANCE
Canadians often associate The Royal Canadian Legion with Remembrance ceremonies and events. Through these initiatives, we honour and remember Canada’s fallen Veterans and help ensure Canadians never forget. The Legion is responsible for planning and coordinating annual Remembrance Day ceremonies in communities across the country, including the national ceremony in Ottawa.
For many, our most widely known activity is the annual Poppy campaign that leads up to Remembrance Day. Legion members and other volunteers distribute tens of millions of Poppies, and gratefully accept donations to raise money in support of Veterans and their families.
While November is recognized as a time of Remembrance, for the Legion and for many across the country, Remembrance is a year-long commitment. At any given moment, there are many opportunities available to anyone wishing to show their appreciation for those who served, including:
Becoming a Legion member to support Veterans year-round
Making a donation to the Legion’s Poppy Trust Fund at any Legion Branch
Saying “Thank you” to a Veteran
Honouring a fallen Veteran on the Legion’s Wall of Honour and Remembrance
Planting Poppy seeds or growing a garden of Remembrance
Visiting a cenotaph
Inviting a Legion Branch to make a presentation at a school or community group
Participating in the Legion's Pilgrimage of Remembrance
Wearing or displaying commemorative items from the Poppy Store
Visiting the Canadian War Museum or local history museums
Volunteering to help Veterans, and more!
Most importantly, take a moment now and then to reflect on the freedoms and peace in your life, and to remember the men and women who served and sacrificed for all we have today.
Promoting Remembrance is part of The Port Credit Legion’s mission and has been one of our principal objectives since our inception. The Port Credit Legion inspires the Community to remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country, and to honour those who served and continue to serve today. Remembrance is a year-long commitment and we endeavour to promote it through a number of programs, services and resources.
HISTORY OF SERVICE
Canadian Veterans have served throughout history in a broad range of conflicts and situations – from world wars to peacekeeping missions to crises on the homefront. The Royal Canadian Legion is committed to honouring and remembering all Veterans, whether they served in theatre or on Canadian soil, whether they kept the peace or fought for peace, whether they found themselves in combat or in support of operations.
From the last Friday in October to Remembrance Day, millions of Canadians wear a Poppy as a visual pledge to never forget those who sacrificed for our freedom. We invite everyone across the country to show their recognition by proudly wearing this symbol of Remembrance and taking a moment to reflect.
THE POPPY CAMPAIGN
Every year, from the last Friday of October to November 11, tens of millions of Canadians wear a Poppy as a visual pledge to honour Canada’s Veterans and remember those who sacrificed for the freedoms we enjoy today. While the Poppy is distributed freely to all who wish to wear one, the Legion gratefully accepts donations to the Poppy Fund.
The Remembrance Day Ceremony has played a major role in Remembrance since 1931. Every year, at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, we gather in memorial parks, community halls, workplaces, schools and homes to stand in honour of all who have fallen. Together, we observe a moment of silence to mark the sacrifice of the many who have fallen in the service of their country, and to acknowledge the courage of those who still serve.
SILVER CROSS MOTHER
The Memorial Cross (more often referred to as the Silver Cross) was first authorized on December 1, 1919 as a memento of personal loss and sacrifice on the part of widows and mothers of Canadian sailors, aviators and soldiers who died for their country during the war.