My dear friend Diana asked me to write something for the Canadian Club of Rome blog for Remembrance Day and I felt that an adaptation of a posting I did two years ago would explain, particularly to our Italian members, the significance of the poppy we wore today and on the past few days. In reading over it I realized that the symbolize of the poppy and its history bears repeating.
This is a memorial at the birthplace, in Guelph, Ontario, of Colonel John McCrae the author of “In Flanders Fields”. A right click on the photo will take you to a brief history of the poppy, its association with Remembrance Day and this well-known poem.
Once again – we must not dwell on the past but we must remember it and those who died so that we may freely remember it.
11 novembre – Remembrance Day