Saturday, October 23, 2004

"If ye break faith with us who die..."

In most Commonwealth countries, the poppy symbolizes the sacrifices made by men and women in distant and not-so-distant wars so that others can live in peace.

This year, the Royal Canadian Mint has issued the world's first coloured coin. The 25¢ piece, known as "The Poppy Coin", is currently being distributed at Tim Horton stores across the country.

If you're unable to wear the poppy this November, at least carry one in your pocket.

And while you're at it, remember the words from John McCrae's classic poem, "In Flander's 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.

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