November 6, 2017
By Leanne from Start.ca
I remember learning about Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae in public school and memorized In Flanders Fields, his famous poem. His imagery resonated with me and I wrote my own poem about Remembrance Day when I was in Grade 6.
Today, I wear a poppy and stand in silence at 11:00 am on November 11th, but that’s as far as I go. I don’t attend any ceremonies at the local cenotaph with The Royal Canadian Legion because I don’t have any veterans in my family — the battles our soldiers fought seem almost mythological because I don’t have an immediate connection to them.