Even when we can’t wear our poppies, we can still remember our veterans on Remembrance Day.
This is how our members at the Labatts London Ontario brewery stepped up to the plate when told they couldn’t wear poppies on Remembrance Day due to the pins involved. The solution was to get the company to fly poppy flags at the facility entrances to show our support for all veterans, including a number of our retirees.
On top of that, the local membership decided to donate $3000.00 to help the kick-off of the Poppy Fund Campaign. We also have poppy donation boxes placed throughout the plant and instead of pin poppies we have poppy stickers that comply with safety standards.
The union co-ordinated with the London Poppy Fund people and arranged for the donation to be made to the district commander and the local Duchess of Kent Legion. The London brewery remains a dedicated supporter of our military. On behalf of all veterans, the district commander wanted to make sure that the Local’s members know how grateful the veterans are for our support. For us, it was simply an honour to be able to contribute.