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On what side should you wear a poppy?

Why is Remembrance Day on November 11th?

November 11th is the day World War One ended, on the 11th hour, of the 11th day of the 11th month, in 1918. A moment of silence is held to remember the people who lost their lives in wars.

What side should you wear a poppy?

Although it’s been said men should wear a poppy on the left and women on the right, there is no right or wrong side to wear a poppy. Most wear it on the left as it is close to the heart.

Why do we wear a poppy?

Poppies are used to remember those who lost their lives in battle as those are the flower that grew on the battlefields of World War One. It is described in the famous poem Flanders Fields.

In Flanders Fields

BY JOHN MCCRAE

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.

Red poppy lapel pin on suit jacket for Remembrance Day

Services of Remembrance Caledon

Caledon East and Mono Mills

Date: Sunday, November 4th

Time: 12:30 p.m.

Location: 6311 Old Church Road, Caledon East ON L7C 1J6

Details: To honour the memory of all Canadians who have served in time of war. This is a combined service for Caledon East and Mono Mills.

Parade at 12:30 (from Fire Headquarters to the Town Hall cenotaph). Service at 1:00 p.m.

Bolton 

Date: November 11, 2018

Time: 9:30 a.m.

Location: 28 Ann Street, Bolton ON

Details: To honour the memory of all Canadians who have served in time of war.

9:30 a.m. (Old Bolton Fire Hall, 28 Ann St,)

Contact:Jimmy Pountney 905.857.1847

Alton

Date: November 11, 2018

Time: 11:00 a.m.

Location: 1267 Queen Street W, Alton ON L7K 0C4

Details: To honour the memory of all Canadians who have served in time of war.

Parade at 10:45 a.m.  Service at 10:50 a.m.

Location: Alton Legion, 1267 Queen Street

Contact: Alton Legion 519.942.4021

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