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Remembrance Day Poppies


On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, #CanadaRemembers all veterans. Lest we forget.



Activity - Poppy Pins


Join us in honouring our veterans by creating and wearing a Poppy pin. We encourage participants to make their own pins, putting positive feelings and healing thoughts into each one.


ONWA Poppy pin kits will be added to the ONWA weekly Go Bags. Additionally, ONWA Chapters will be providing kits. (Supplies may be limited.)


Pin kits include: a needle, some thread, a safety pin, a felt poppy, and beads in black, green, yellow, white and red.


We would love to see the pins you are make! Share your photo on social media with the #ONWAremembers hashtag. Please tag us in your post (Facebook @ONWA7, Twitter @_ONWA_, Instagram @onwa_official).

Thank you for participating!



Background


Every year, at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, we observe a moment of silence to mark the sacrifice of the many who have fallen in the service of their country, and to acknowledge the courage of those who still serve. 


As part of the November 11th observance, many Canadians wear a poppy as a visual symbol to honour veterans and remember those who sacrificed for the freedoms we enjoy today. (Learn more about the History of the poppy.)



In Flanders Fields


In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below.


We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved, and now we lie In Flanders fields.


Take up our quarrel with the foe: To you from failing hands we throw The torch; be yours to hold it high. If ye break faith with us who die We shall not sleep, though poppies grow In Flanders fields.


Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae

First World War Medical Officer from Guelph, Ontario ~ May 3, 1915


(As published in Punch Magazine, December 8, 1915)

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