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Nov
11,
2015

Remembrance Day Reflections: The Poppy

The Poppy.

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, Canadians are asked to pause in memory of the thousands of men and women who sacrificed their lives in military service.

The Poppy has been widely recognized as a symbol of Remembrance, since it was first adopted in 1921. The Poppies serve as reminders of nature’s ability to withstand the destructive elements of war, a symbol of hope in a period of human despair.

By wearing the Poppy, we demonstrate our gratitude to those who gave their lives for the freedom we enjoy. They are reminders of those who died while fighting for peace: we wear them as reminders of the horrors of conflict and the preciousness of the peace they fought hard to achieve.

On November 11th please pause and bow your heads and remember those brave men and women who courageously volunteered for the cause of freedom and peace.