Veterans’ Day in the U.S. and Remembrance Day in the Commonwealth is a day to honor sacrifices made in war. This year, some innovative uses of awareness wristbands are helping communities commemorate this day and show appreciation for veterans.
While Remembrance Day is traditionally marked by the wearing of a red poppy on the left lapel, in Canada, the symbol is getting a rebrand with the use of rubber wristbands that say, “Lest We Forget.”
“Our organization, as old and traditional as it is, is continuing to (evolve) and seek out changes,” said Gerry Finlay, a provincial command service officer with the Royal Canadian Legion.
Meanwhile, in San Luis Obispo, Calif., the county is offering free wristbands for veterans so members of the community can thank them for their service. The red, white and blue wristbands can be worn all month.