It's a common sight in the fall, all across Canada. A small red poppy pinned to the left side of a jacket in remembrance of those lost in battle. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Armistice of World War I and the Estevan Legion are doing what they can to make sure that we never forget. 

"We have poppies out," explained Jim (Frosty) Forrest, the first vice-president of the local branch. "Any public business willing to take a poppy tray, we're leaving them there. We have poppies here at the Legion. They'll be at various locations around town."

He added that the money collected goes towards supporting veterans. 

"Some of it goes to medical research and training."

The funds also go toward supports for homeless veterans and those suffering from PTSD as well as Paws for Vets which is a program that supplies service animals to veterans. 

"A small amount of that money can be used for bursaries for children of veterans. In Estevan here, we support our cadets. We have a great cadet program here and we're able to use a little of that money for that."

This year, people can also get a digital poppy. Those poppies can be found here. The Legion hopes to gain the support of a younger audience and reach a broader group of potential donators. 

This is the 100th anniversary of the Armistice and because of that, the Remembrance Day ceremony this year will feature a few changes. The ceremony will start at 10:30 am, November 11, 2018, at the Estevan Comprehensive gym, instead of the cafetorium. 

There will also be a guest speaker. 

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