Earlier this week I was contacted by Heather Johnson who kindly provided me with a photograph (©/courtesy of Linda Ryma Photography) and description of a plaque that commemorates a significant date for the Royal Canadian Legion and in our history of Remembrance:
“The plaque, displayed in the historic Prince Arthur Hotel in what is now Thunder Bay, celebrates the historic meeting of Madame Anna Guérin of France and Canada’s 1917 G.W.V.A. on 04 July 1921. On this day, she introduced them to her concept of a Poppy Day donor-recognition replica to be worn nationwide for Armistice Day. Thus Canada became the first Empire country to accept this.”
Heather is researching Madame Anna Guérin and has recently created a Facebook page Poppy Lady of France: Madame Anna Guérin that I encourage you to visit.