Lest We Forget – Part II

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

Author: Willym

A senior with the heart of a young'un

One thought on “Lest We Forget – Part II”

  1. Very eloquent, Will. I heard a Holocaust survivor on the radio a couple of days ago saying the wise words: 'I remember the past, but I have faith in the future'.

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