Symbol of the battlefield
The poppy is more than a memory of the battlefield, it is the universal symbol of all the lost lives and selfless acts of our troops in all wars, past and present. Each November, millions of Canadians wear the Legion’s red poppy. The small red flower has never been forgotten, nor has the memory of the more than 117,000 soldiers who died in combat. multitudes of wild poppies grew among the simple wooden crosses that marked the improvised graves. He would never have imagined that the red poppy would soon become the symbol of our fallen soldiers. The poppy has been the official flower of Remembrance Day since 1921. Immortalized by the poem “In Flanders Fields”, by John Mccrae, the poppy ensures that the men and women who gave their lives shall never be forgotten. When he wrote his poem, Lieutenant Colonel Mccrae had just lost a fellow soldier, who died in combat. An expression of his anguish and a reflection of his surroundings, John Mccrae wrote these 15 lines in 20 minutes. He was in a field where
When he wrote his poem, Lieutenant Colonel John Mccrae would never have imagined that the red poppy would quickly become the universal symbol of our fallen soldiers.