100 Years: Amistice Signed on 11 November 1918

100 Years: Amistice Signed on 11 November 1918

Photo: A Canadian Artilleryman tries to amuse a little Belgian baby whose Mother was killed by a German shell. November, 1918
Source: Library and Archives Canada/Ministry of the Overseas Military Forces of Canada fonds/a003539

The Red Poppy

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Today’s the day I remember when
Our remote village became a part of a
Larger community of Canada and beyond

Today’s the day I remember the train that
Left our village carrying young men to war
A war we knew only by radio

Today’s the day I remember when the
Telegraph Operator delivered a telegram
Across the street to the Postmaster

Today’s the day I remember the terse message
SON MISSING IN ACTION PRESUMED DEAD

Today’s the day we wear the RED POPPY
A universal emblem to promote peace not war.

LEST WE FORGET.

Hazel Ross

 Photo by Robert Hawkes

Photo by Robert Hawkes

The Trout Stream