Released July 6, 2021
WEYBURN – In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Poppy, Weyburn City Hall will be lit up red on July 6 to commemorate the incredible milestone.
The Poppy has become a respectful symbol worn by Canadians from the last Friday in October to November 11. The Poppy made it’s first appearance in Canada in 1921, due to the fundraising efforts of Madame Anna Geurin, also known as “The Poppy Lady from France”
Madame Geurin distributed the Poppy as a way to raise money for Veterans’ needs and to remember those who had given their lives during the First World War. On July 6, 1921, the Great War Veterans Association (which in 1925 would unify with other Veteran groups to form the Canadian Legion) adopted the Poppy as the flower of Remembrance. Since then, the Legion and its members have upheld this tradition of Remembrance.
The City of Weyburn thanks the Royal Canadian Legion, especially the Weyburn Branch, for their service to our country.
Learn about the history of the Poppy in the video below.