Jamaicans Urged to Support Poppy Appeal


Chairman of the National Poppy Appeal Committee, Lt. Col. Oral Khan, is appealing to Jamaicans to support the drive this Remembrance weekend (November 8 to 9), and especially Remembrance Day, which will be celebrated on Sunday, November 9. “This weekend we’ll be having the assistance of the Jamaica Cadet Combined Force, whose members will be out on the streets at a number of locations across the city,” the Chairman told JIS News.
He pointed out that the collection drive would be concentrated at the Sovereign Centre, Liguanea Plaza, the Waterloo and Hope Roads intersection, Knutsford Boulevard, the Cross Roads area and downtown Kingston. The cadets would also be distributing poppies, he added.
Mr. Khan said that the poppies have been on the streets for some time now, including most of the island’s schools.
“I would like to encourage everyone to support the Jamaica Legion’s Poppy Appeal. Everyone should be wearing a poppy, especially over this weekend, in remembrance of the servicemen who gave their lives in World Wars I and II, to secure the freedom of our people,” he said.

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