#ThrowbackThursday: The Poppy


Amidst other chaos, tomorrow we pause for a moment to remember and to honour our Veterans. In Canada, lapel Poppies have been a symbol of our remembrance since 1922, when they were first made by disabled Veterans, with the support of the Department of Soldiers Civil Re-establishment.

The Poppy is a trademarked symbol by the Legion, and Jen was able to dig up the Private Act of Canada where the drawing of the Poppy was found (SC 1980-81-82-83, c 179, Schedule II):

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The poppy originally had a black centre before it changed to green for about twenty years (as seen above), and then was changed back to its original colour in 2002.

 

References

The Poppy Manual, Royal Canadian Legion
Why not all poppies look the same, Toronto Star, Nov 10, 2014

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