By Yohannes Ayalew
Photo: Yohannes Ayalew
This month , and particularly November 11 is a day dedicated to Remembrance . We, Canadians commemorate the 116,031 fallen Canadian soldiers in the first world war .
The occasion is marked with several memorial events around the country.
Why the poppies?
In the month of November , we notice people wearing the sign of red poppies on their coats .
Historic records stated that a 19th century writer described the poppies as the sign of hope as they popped out after the heaviest fight during world war 1st .
The 1915 poem by john McCrae, “In Flanders Fields” made a connection between the poppy and the fallen soldiers . Since then Poppies have become symbols to commemorate war veterans.