George Baker, who served with the Royal Canadian Air Force from 1953 to 1989, and Royal Canadian Legion Branch no. 91 president Norm Scott, salute as Sgt. in Arms J.R. Bourdage raises the flag during a ceremony in Langford to launch the official start of the annual Poppy Campaign. Baker said he was honoured to receive the first poppy this year for something so significant for veterans everywhere. (Rick Stiebel/News Staff

Poppy campaign launches in Langford with pinning ceremony

The poppy campaign is officially underway with the first of the pins issued in a Langford ceremony Friday.

Norm Scott, president of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #91 in Langford, pinned the first poppy to launch the annual Poppy Campaign. He pinned George Baker, who served with the Royal Canadian Air Force from 1953 to 1989. Baker said it was an honour to be chosen for something so significant for veterans.

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