This year’s Remembrance Day coin looks back on the legacy of Remembrance in Canada, represented by a symbol of sacrifice that dates back to the First World War and endures today. The design presents a touching scene highlighting the emotional impact of war. The weary officer and the crosses honouring the fallen remind us that a soldier’s sacrifice should never be forgotten.
From the great victories and tragic losses of the First World War came our most enduring symbol of service and sacrifice: the red poppy, which is colourfully highlighted on this 2022 Remembrance Day coin. Blooming in the foreground and in the fields of the fallen behind the weary officer, the poppy is a lasting reminder of those who fought and sacrificed everything; of the courage of those who serve; of the consequences of war, and a commitment to peace—lest we forget. Selective colour highlights the poppies that represent hope and eternal life through Remembrance.
The Poppy Design is a registered trademark of The Royal Canadian Legion, Dominion Command and is used under license.