Remembrance Day In Canada Is a Wordless Wednesday

Today is the day we honour our veterans.  You know the ones that have sacrificed so we can feel safe.                                                                     

My dad was a proud officer of the Princess Pat’s Light Infantry.  He joined the army when he was thrown out of his house at the tender age of 17.  He was too young for the army but his goal was to be an officer of the Canadian Army so he lied about his age.  Obviously, folk were more trusting in that era and they let him in.  He left the army a Major.  Dad is gone but never forgotten.

We are also joining Comedy Plus for Wordless Wednesday                                                    

The poppy is a symbol of the men and women that shall not be forgotten                                                     

I like many others only thought that one was supposed to wear a poppy on November 11. Here are some poppy facts.

For one, the poppy should be worn on the left side, over the heart.

The symbol of remembrance should also not be affixed with a pin that that does not obstruct the poppy itself.

The poppy can be worn during several other occasions besides the remembrance period lasting between the last Friday in October until Nov. 11.

They can also be worn at the funerals of veterans and other memorial events or services.

As it is an individual choice, wearing a poppy during other times to honour fallen veterans can also be appropriate.

Facts supplied by the Royal Canadian Legion.                                             

Stay safe….. someone died so you could live free.

31 thoughts on “Remembrance Day In Canada Is a Wordless Wednesday

    1. The Canadian Cats Post author

      I never realized that poppies were not worn like they are here, Ingrid. To us they are the symbol for Remembrance Day and hold a place of honour. Perhaps this is the British influence in Canada?

      Jean

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      1. Meezer'sMews&TerrieristicalWoofs

        Yes, I think so. Hardly anyone here understands about them, but then when I explain it they seem to think well, why don’t we do that. I think because at Flanders’s Field, the most of the soldiers there were British or maybe Canadian. I have looked after many vets, both here and in Canada, and they are all to be honoured and thanked. And I do…Also we have a wall of pictures of the vets who are currently residing at our facility.

        My two fave vets from my work in Canada back in the seventies were a major, who no one loved he was kind of a grumpy soul, but he and I connected and became friends. He was charming if you could get through his thick rough skin…I think it was a defense method he used to keep aloof until he trusted you.
        The other was an amputee (arm), and he was a poet. Also a difficult gentleman, but once again, I learned his ways and connected to the point where if I was not too busy we would visit and have chats about the past. He signed a little poetry book…which he had published…and gifted me with it, and I still have it to this day.

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  1. Timmy Tomcat

    Amen to that friends. People today seem to not see beyond the last Tweet or Sound Bite. Those who forget the past are doomed to repeat their mistakes and this is a Country also. You stay safe too and keep warm

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    1. The Canadian Cats Post author

      Today peeps have a different philosophy…..more of a me generation. There are men fighting now for freedom in the middle east from the Taliban, the Islamic Terrorists but I’ll bet you they don’t see themselves that way. To each side of a disagreement is a story. One day we’ll be able to talk the problems out………mankind must alter their thinking for this to happen.

      Jean

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  2. Sandee

    So many wonderful veterans to honor. Thanks for the information on the poppy. I didn’t know some of the rules.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. ♥

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  3. Lee and Phod

    The Canadian tomb of the unknown soldier is the most beautiful in the world I think and we are lucky to be able to touch it. I always pause when I am in that part of the city. We remember.

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    1. The Canadian Cats Post author

      You live near Ottawa or in it. When I was in elementary school dad was stationed there for 2 years after Germany. I really liked it there. We lived on Haig Drive. I have no idea where in Ottawa that is but for some 60 years have remembered the name.

      Jean

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  4. BellaDharma an LadyMew

    Wow your Father was a handsome & brave man!! Alot of young men lied about their age to go to War & to fight for Freedom! We owe them ultimate respect ^ remembering.
    Love the Poppy facts; I learned a few new things about Poppies Jean!
    ((hugs)) Sherri-Ellen & **purrss** BellaDharma

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  5. tamsinblu

    Love the photos and the beautiful tribute to our veterans. I am writing this on 11/14. Yesterday Max Thompson,Psychokitty went to The Bridge. My heart goes out to Karen and Mike.

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  6. Crystal

    Thank You to all who served in the military whether in combat or not. My Dad served in the Army National Guard but didn’t serve in combat per se. His unit was deployed for the Pittsburgh riots though.
    Thank You To All Veterans. We Appreciate You.

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  7. The Canadian Cats Post author

    My dad didn’t serve in combat either. He trained men on procedures in battle. He was an instructor….one of several I would imagine but to me he was all things as your dad was to you. Every post during wartime is an important post.\

    Your friend,
    Jean

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