Remembrance Day: November 11th 2017

Remembrance Day: November 11th 2017

 

I wear a little poppy

as red as red can be,

To show that I remember those

Who fought to make me free!

 

At the 11th hour, on the 11th day of the 11th month we take a moment of silence for Remembrance Day.  It marks the anniversary of the official end of World War 1 and commemorates those who died, were injured and emotionally scarred in armed conflicts, particularly in and since World War I.

Remembrance Day is symbolized by the artificial poppies that people wear and place at war memorials. The use of the poppy as a symbol of remembrance comes from a poem written by John McCrae, a Canadian doctor serving in the military. The poem is called In Flanders Fields and describes the poppies growing in the Flemish graveyards where soldiers were buried…In Flanders Fields the poppies grow, between the crosses row on row…Poppies grow well in soil that has been disturbed. They also grew in large numbers on battle fields. The red color of their petals reminded people of the blood lost by victims of and casualties in the conflict.

EcoDairy will be open on Remembrance Day but we will take a moment of silence at 11:00am to honor those impacted by war.

We shall not forget!

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