Mayor gets first poppy

Local Legion gives first poppy of the season to Clearwater Mayor John Harwood

Clearwater Mayor John Harwood (center) receives a poppy from Legion Branch 259 past president Harry James on Friday morning

Clearwater Mayor John Harwood (center) receives a poppy from Legion Branch 259 past president Harry James on Friday morning

Clearwater Mayor John Harwood (center) receives a poppy from Legion Branch 259 past president Harry James on Friday morning, Oct. 26, as chief executive officer Leslie Groulx looks on. The first poppy goes to the Governor General, followed in rank by the provincial Lieutenant Governors and so on to local mayors. Only after the mayor has received his or her poppy can the rest of the population pin theirs on.