A profusion of scarlet-red Flanders poppies with jet-black centres always rouses comment and attention in the garden.
Red poppies also initiate memories, but their symbolism goes beyond that. From youth to seniors, Canadians wear a poppy on the left side over their heart as a quiet symbol of appreciation and high regard. A strong desire to support and willingness to wear a poppy is traditional with millions of Canadians.
Out of deep respect and togetherness we recall those lost and harmed while serving their country. We remember and thank those who have served and returned and all men and women that presently serve in the Canadian Armed Forces. Taking time to recall and honour each and every individual who fought for our freedom and those that continue to do so is not asking too much.
May we never lose sight of the importance, the feel, the reason and significance for setting November 11 as Remembrance Day.