First poppy pinned in Trail Cenotaph

First poppy pinned in Trail Cenotaph

First poppy

Trail veteran Tom McEwan, served as navigator, bombardier and air gunner with RCA, was pinned the first poppy in the Trail Cenotaph.

Tom McEwan, a Trail veteran who served as navigator, bombardier and air gunner with the Royal Canadian Air Force from 1944 to 1945, was pinned the first poppy by Trail Ambassador Timberlyn Miles on Tuesday. The first poppy pinning launches the annual fundraising campaign with veterans, cadets and volunteers distributing the scarlet pins beginning Friday in downtown Trail, Walmart, Canadian Tire, Waneta Mall and Main Street in Fruitvale. Over 19 million poppies were distributed across Canada in 2014 and locally, the campaign raised almost $23,000, with a majority of the proceeds staying in Greater Trail.

Trail Daily Times