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In honor of those who those who served in the past, those who lost their lives and those who are presently serving their country…

Someone asked me what this symbol is…this is a Poppy, in Canada many of us wear it on our left lapel for approximately two weeks before November 11th. Our Canadian Legion offers these to the public for a donation, raising money for our Veterans. We call November 11th, Remembrance Day, Poppy Day or Armistice Day…we wear the Poppy as a symbol of respect, remembrance and thanks to past present and future fallen soldiers, and to those who continue to serve their country!

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6 responses

  1. LB

    Heather, this is the second time today that I have seen this symbol but I’ve not seen it before that I can remember. What is the significance?

    November 11, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    • LB…this is a Poppy, in Canada many of us wear it on our left lapel for approximately two weeks before November 11th. Our Canadian Legion offers these to the public for a donation, raising money for our Veterans. We call November 11th, Remembrance Day, Poppy Day or Armistice Day…we wear the Poppy as a symbol of respect, remembrance and thanks to past present and future fallen soldiers, and to those who continue to serve their country! I think you call it Veterans Day?

      November 11, 2013 at 5:33 pm

      • LB

        Thanks so much for the explanation. I love the poppy and what it represents. and yes, in America we call it Veterans Day.

        November 11, 2013 at 11:43 pm

  2. Thanks for explaining the Poppy. They do this in England too and everyone had one on last week when I was there.

    November 11, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    • Yes, England is where the first “Armistice Day” was held …the American Legion was actually the first to use the Poppy as a remembrance symbol… the tradition was then adopted by the UK,Canada and other countries, but it is primarily the UK and Canada that use this symbol to commemorate their servicemen and women present day…it is a very strong tradition here in Canada…

      November 12, 2013 at 3:04 pm

  3. When I was younger I use to see people wearing a poppy pin. I do not see it as much any more.

    November 12, 2013 at 12:22 am

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