Nov 11, 2011

Remembering

Today is veterans day. In Canada we call it Remembrance day. This is observed on  November 11th to recall the official end of World War I on that date in 1918.
In Canada we wear poppies on our coats for the month of November
This is to remind us of the lives that were lost for our freedom.
Poppies bloomed across some of the worst battlefields of Flanders in World War I, 
their brilliant red colour an appropriate symbol for the blood spilled in the war.
There were over 35 million military and civilian casualties in WWI.
Today no matter what country you are in I hope you stop to remember the
price that was paid for your freedom.

The Dutchess with her poppy

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