Most Canadians associate the Legion with Remembrance ceremonies and activities perpetuating the memory of those who gave their lives in the conflicts that have plagued this world. Probably the most widely known activity is the National Remembrance-Poppy Campaign in which Legion members and friends distribute poppy emblems for donations to raise money for needy veterans, ex service members, and their families.
On Remembrance Day, November 11, the Legion also holds memorial services in communities across Canada. In Ottawa, the Governor General, Prime Minister, veterans and members of the military and the public attend the service at the National War Memorial. The ceremonies are replicated at thousands of cenotaphs across the country, culminating in a 2 minute “Wave of Silence” to remember the numerous men and woman who gave their lives for our freedom.