JULY 4, 2021

WHEREAS, The Poppy is the National Symbol of Remembrance worn by hundreds of thousands of Canadians every year on Remembrance Day, November 11th ; and

WHEREAS, The Great War Veterans’ Association, a forerunner to The Royal Canadian Legion, held its convention at the Prince Arthur Hotel, Port Arthur Ontario, July 4,5, and 6, 1921; and

WHEREAS, Madame Anna Guerin, The French Poppy Lady, proposed the convention delegates adopt the Poppy as the symbol of Remembrance;

WHEREAS, The delegates at the 1921 Great War Veterans’ Association moved and adopted the Poppy as the symbol of Remembrance;

WHEREAS, Thunder Bay is the City of the Poppy.   NOW THEREFORE, I, Mayor Bill Mauro, on behalf of Thunder Bay City Council, do hereby proclaim July 4th as “the 100th Anniversary of the Adoption of the Poppy, as the National Symbol of Remembrance” in the City of Thunder Bay.