Lest We Forget
Yesterday it was Remembrance Day. I grew up in provinces that recognized it as a statutory holiday – a day to take time and visit a cenotaph, or attend a ceremony honouring the veterans and the war contribution, past and present. Not here in Ontario, home of the country's Capital. Nor in Quebec or Newfoundland and Labrador. Hence, this poster in a local school suggesting this informal uniform be worn on November 11th. The real irony is that these students found it more important to wear a black top and jeans with the poppy being treated as a fashion accessory. They can look here if they've forgotten what the day really symbolizes.
"On Remembrance Day,
we acknowledge the courage and sacrifice of those who served their country
and acknowledge our responsibility to work
for the peace they fought hard to achieve."