There Has Been 'A Significant Drop' In How Many Canadians Are Wearing Poppies This Year
Canadians believe Remebrance Day ceremonies will get smaller with fewer veterans.
With COVID-19 still sticking around,will be different and fewer people are commemorating the day and wearing poppies.
A new poll from Historica Canada conducted by Ipsos shows that engagement with the annual day of remembrance is way down.
About 71% of Canadians said that they will wearthis year which is down 14 points from last year and only 28% will attend ceremonies either virtually or in-person which is down 13 points.
This is the first time in many years that we've seen a significant drop in engagement of this nature.
"This is the first time in many years that we've seen a significant drop in engagement of this nature," said Anthony Wilson-Smith, President and CEO of Historica Canada, in a press release.
Even though COVID-19 is playing a big role in how people commemorate Remembrance Day this year, there are concerns about how much Canadians know about past sacrifices.
Around 71% of respondents said that ceremonies are likely to become smaller and smaller as veterans of WWII pass away.
When it comes to knowing military history, 59% of people said they know more about Canada than the U.S. which is a drop of eight points year over year.
Depending on where you live, you mightas a public or statutory holiday.
This comes just afterfaced backlash recently for workers from wearing poppies but after .