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On November 11, we observe a moment of silence to honour the courage, valour and sacrifice of the heroes who have served – and continue to serve – Canada during times of war and conflict.

Let us never forget
Remembrance Day is about showing our respect and gratitude to the serving and previous members of our armed forces who have sacrificed for our country.

“Regard your soldiers as your children, and they will follow you into the deepest valleys. Look on them as your own beloved sons, and they will stand by you even unto death!” — Sun Tzu

You can pay tribute by:
* attending a Remembrance Day ceremony near you
* observing a moment of silence at 11 a.m. on November 11 wherever you are
* watching the Queen’s Park Ceremony of Remembrance online
* sharing your thanks online by using #RemembranceDay
* organizing a Remembrance Day or Remembrance Week event

Have a great November 2019 everyone!

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  1. In Flanders fields the poppies blow
    Between the crosses, row on row,
    That mark our place; and in the sky
    The larks, still bravely singing, fly
    Scarce heard amid the guns below.

    We are the Dead. Short days ago
    We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
    Loved and were loved, and now we lie
    In Flanders fields.

    Take up our quarrel with the foe:
    To you from failing hands we throw
    The torch; be yours to hold it high.
    If ye break faith with us who die
    We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
    In Flanders fields.

  2. Is it just me or does anyone else find REMEMBERANCE DAY is very short lived. People decorate for halloween in September almost 7 weeks before Halloween day, you dont see many people wearing poppys before Halloween. then rememberance day is RIGHT after Halloween which it’s as if its recognized for what feels too be about 2-3weeks then let’s jump right in to Christmas! lights and decorations, and Christmas songs and commercials blasted all over the radio and TV for 8 weeks
    Rememberance day is short lived and dosent get HALF the recognition or popularity it should be . It’s kinda dishonoring in my opinion to the people who died for our country and the ones who are old and still stand proud in uniform and all they get is 2 weeks of fame. Correct me if I’m wrong?

  3. Bryan Poulin Bryan Poulin says:

    Money and Political gain are entirely the motives of the executive body (the government).

    Soldiers don’t operate from the same playbook as the executive body. Soldiers are a completely a different breed.

    Many soldiers have resigned their post for the very same reasons you cite (political gain).

    It’s still our duty to honour them. We would not be here today if it wasn’t for the men an women who defended those that could not fight for themselves.

  4. I don’t care if your white, black, gay, trans, or whatever is popular. The RED poppy is for remembering the fallen and that’s EVERYONE who gave and is giving their lives to protect us and keep us free. I see the poppy as remembering the brave men and women that protect our United countries.

  5. Devin Rahn Devin Rahn says:

    This post doesn’t say anything about the rainbow poppy tho, just how you should remember the fallen heros that fought for our rights

  6. Technically, Remembrance Day celebrates the end of a specific war/battle. I don’t celebrate or give thanks to those that are veterans of oil and money wars.

  7. Its red because a poppy is red. The green middle was supposed to represent veterans but they wanted something more poppy looking.

  8. I’m genuinely curious, is this really an issue? Or is this something a bunch of homophobic idiots are saying? I have not seen one post, article or broadcast about the LGBTQ community wanting to change the color of the poppy.
    The poppy was never about the soldiers sexuality. Can anyone provide some links or something to show the LGBTQ communities side?

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