LETTER: Folks came through in the 2020 Legion poppy campaign

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As poppy chairman for Branch 72 of the Royal Canadian Legion, I wish to thank all the members of the Legion, the Ladies Auxiliary and the many non-members who volunteered hours for the distribution of poppies and wreaths during the 2020 Remembrance Day Period.

In spite of the COVID-19 restrictions we were able to mount a very successful campaign, not only in the awareness of this special time of remembrance but also successfully with the increased donations that the Legion received from the public. These funds are kept in trust and can only be used for programs or necessary assistance for veterans and/or their families.

This year we are pleased that the revenues were in excess of $27,000 and the Pembroke Legion has already committed over $12,000 to homeless veterans programs and transition programs that assist mentally wounded and/or physically wounded veterans in their return to civilian life.

Again, special appreciation to all the schools, several businesses and organizations who contributed to this success campaign.

Romeo Levasseur

Pembroke Legion Poppy Campaign chairman

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