Some inmates of federal prisons in western Canada will soon be making the iconic poppy pins worn each November to honour those Canadians who have gone to war. Poppies bloomed in some of the world battlefields of Flanders, France in World War I where many Canadians and other Allied soldiers died.
The pins feature prominently in Remembrance Day ceremonies across Canada which take place every year on November 11th, the anniversary of the end of hostilities in 1918.
Veterans group approves of plan
The Royal Canadian Legion, which represents veterans and distributes the poppies is agreeable to the plan to involve inmates in the assembly of the pins.
The union spokesman representing prison guards says he’s concerned about inmates getting access to metal pins used to hold the poppies together and is asking that security measures be put in place.
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