The Parksville Legion Branch 49 held its  flag raising ceremony on Oct. 28. In the photo is building chairperson Ken Griffith raising the flag at legion president Sue Hodges

The Parksville Legion Branch 49 held its flag raising ceremony on Oct. 28. In the photo is building chairperson Ken Griffith raising the flag at legion president Sue Hodges

Flag raising ceremony in Parksville for poppy campaign

The poppy campaign starts on the last Friday in October

The Royal Canadian Legion Mt. Arrowsmith Branch 49 held its flag raising ceremony this morning.

The ceremony, which raises the poppy flag marks the start of the national poppy campaign.

Every year, the legions across Canada conduct a poppy campaign to honour those who have served and to raise money to support veterans and their families.

The poppy campaign starts on the last Friday in October.

— NEWS Staff