The Parents’ Voice By Shelley Heaphy Remembrance Day

Almost 100 years later, poppies are still displayed vibrantly during the month of November. The year 1921 was when Canadians began wearing the poppy as a symbol of remembrance for soldiers who lost their lives in WWI.
Every year on the 11th day of the 11th month at the 11th hour, we remember. We remember those who have fallen and those who remain as part of Canadian’s military service.
Each year I write an article about Remembrance Day, where I try to showcase new ways to ensure our children are stopping and remembering. This year Remembrance Day is a Saturday, perhaps this gives some of us the opportunity to be a part of a local celebration as a family.

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