Cana­dian, Amer­i­cans bond over a poppy

The Beacon Herald - - OPINION -

I am in­volved in the restora­tion of our Lan­caster Bomber. A few years ago I was in Toronto for a con­fer­ence and I was sit­ting at the bar with an Amer­i­can cou­ple from Pitts­burgh.

Be­ing near Nov. 11, I was wear­ing my poppy. The cou­ple no­ticed my poppy and asked why I was wear­ing it. I ex­plained that it was how we cel­e­brated our veter­ans. They said they wished they had some­thing like that for their own.

The next night they were both wear­ing our pop­pies. It just proves they can learn about us and en­joy their visit here.

Neil Bed­nar­ick, Wind­sor, Ont.

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