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Wear a poppy like it’s your hobby

Story & video: Kyle Reynolds

Those bright red poppies are back for Remembrance Day and according to Oshawa Legion member Alan MacGregor, more people are wearing the symbolic flowers than in previous years.

“I believe in the past two or three years, participation has grown,” he said, boasting his poppy and a collection of pins on his blazer. MacGregor has been an associate member of the Legion for 38 years. Although he has never served in the forces, he said he is proud of what the Legion stands for.

“It’s helping veterans, it’s supporting medical training and research and so much more,” he said. “At the end of the day, you get great satisfaction knowing you’ve helped somebody.”

Oshawa will host the Remembrance Day festivities in Memorial Park on Nov. 11 beginning at 10:30 a.m.

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