It’s the 100th anniversary of In Flanders Field, a poem composed by Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae (1872-1918). It’s sobering to recall the words, which I still know by heart, when thinking about WWI and WWII and all the other conflicts and wars that have followed since then. It’s important to me, and to many other Canadians, to take a moment of silence to honour those that gave their lives and those who had dedicated or still dedicating their lives to the armed forces. The reasons why I wear a poppy – even if I keep having to buy a new one because mine falls off.

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