mission of The Royal Canadian Legion is "to serve
veterans and their dependants, to promote Remembrance,
and to act in the service of Canada and its
communities." In essence, the purposes and objects of
the Legion were born of the need to further the spirit
of comradeship and mutual assistance among all who have
served and never to forget the deeds of the fallen.
It is paramount that the Legion strives to pass on these
goals and traditions to the families and descendants of
our ex-service personnel and to raise this awareness
among all Canadians.
The major source of funding for the Legion to accomplish
this most important work is the annual Poppy Campaign,
the foundation of our Remembrance Program. It is the
generosity of Canadians that enables the Legion to
ensure that our veterans and their dependants are cared
for and treated with the respect that they deserve. This
November campaign, which sees Poppies distributed to
Canadians of all ages, serves to perpetuate Remembrance
by ensuring that the memory and sacrifices of our war
veterans are never forgotten.