Remembrance is part of The Royal Canadian Legion’s mission and has been one of our principal
objectives since our inception. The Legion inspires Canadians 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.
The Legion promotes Remembrance in our communities
Legion conducts the annual Poppy Campaign and invites all Canadians to wear a Poppy as a visual pledge to never forget those who
sacrificed for our freedom
- Legion Branches across the country organize and conduct annual community Remembrance services and recognition events
- The Legion, on behalf of the people of Canada, organizes and conducts the National Remembrance Day service in Ottawa
- Branches collaborate with communities to build and maintain local cenotaphs and memorials to honour the Fallen
- Branches are proud to celebrate their local heroes and many have museums and displays to express their pride in their history.
Education to perpetuate Remembrance
- The Legion has developed an excellent interactive Teaching Guide on the subject of Remembrance.
- The Legion sponsors annual national Youth Poster and Literary Contests
on the theme of Remembrance. Winners at the senior level are brought to
Ottawa to represent the nation’s youth at the National Remembrance Day
- The Legion conducts a Pilgrimage of Remembrance
to Europe every two years. The pilgrimage connects Legionnaires with
community youth leaders to share the history of Canada’s Veterans and
their service and sacrifice.
- The Legion conducts Remembrance Day and commemorative ceremonies for youth in schools and special events.