The Remembrance Poppy

“In Flanders fields the poppies blow         Between the crosses, row on row,” The red remembrance poppy, inspired by the WWI poem “In Flanders Fields” was first adopted by our neighbours to the south.  The American Legion used the poppy to commemorate American soldiers who died in the WWI 1914-1918. Shortly thereafter, the poppy was…

A Week of Remembering

“We shall not sleep, though poppies grow In Flanders fields.” On November 11th, Canada will observe Remembrance Day.  On that day, we will remember the members of our armed forces who have died in the line of duty. Across Canada, there will be a moment of silence at the 11th hour.  In the year 1918,…