- Poppies in Canada used to be made by disabled war vets but are now made by Dominion Regalia Ltd.
- Poppies should be worn on the left lapel or as close to the heart as possible
- In Canada, the centre of the poppy used to be green felt to represent the green fields of France but was changed to black in 1986 to more resemble a real poppy
- Poppies are an international symbol distributed in 53 Commonwealth countries
- The Royal Canadian Mint issued a quarter emblazoned with a red poppy in 2004, the first coin ever to have colour on it
- The Royal Canadian Legion recommends that after November 11, place discarded poppies at the base of your community Cenotaph as a sign of respect to veterans
From the files of the Toronto Star Library
Remembering those who served and made the ultimate sacrifice for the freedom we have today.