On Remembrance Day, Take a Moment to Remember Those who Have Fallen

By |2021-04-06T08:46:31-04:00November 11th, 2014|Growth & Innovation, Office Space, Uncategorized|

This blog entry is dedicated to the soldiers who died in battle and those veterans who have served their country, as well as those who are currently serving. Some people ask why the Poppy is worn in the days leading up to Remembrance Day. The person who was responsible more than any other for the adoption of the Poppy as a symbol of Remembrance in Canada and other countries in the Commonwealth was Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae, who was a Canadian Medical Officer during the First World War. Through McCrae’s words “In Flanders Fields”, the scarlet Poppy quickly became the symbol for soldiers who died in battle. What many people do not know is that an American teacher (Moina Michael), was the first person to wear a red poppy of Flanders Fields as a sign of remembrance and as an emblem for keeping the faith with all who died. This came after […]