Today is November 11th and it is a day dedicated to remembering and honouring all the brave men and women who have served our country.
We are grateful to all those who have served, are serving and for all those who will serve. We appreciate and honour their sacrifice in order that we may all have the freedoms we enjoy every day.
A Day of Remembrance
The poppy flower is a Canadian and international symbol that we wear close to the heart on the left side of our coats, jackets etc. It reflects the unification of all us to honour and remember our strong and brave men and women.
In 1915 the famous poem “In Flanders Fields” was written by John McCrae. We continue to recite this poem each year on the day of Remembrance November 11th.
It was also the start of the poppy fundraising campaign. The monies collected when people buy their poppy each year is collected to help our veterans and their families. It helps them financially, provides medical resources and equipment and assists them to obtain in home services or long term care facilities.
Every time we buy a poppy and we contribute it’s a little bit of help we provide for all those who gave so much for all of us. Visit The Canadian Legion website to make your contribution.
Each year beautiful ceremonies are held around the world to honour our soldiers, past, present and future. In Ottawa we hold the ceremonies in the downtown core at the statue of the “Unknown Soldier” where hundreds gather to pay their respects.
Remembering The Brave
We all our grateful for all the sacrifices these brave men and women made to serve their country, protect us and give us this beautiful freedom and country we call home.