When the sun came up this morning, the Canadian flag rose with it. It happened during the ceremony in the field of crosses along Memorial Drive. A bugler, piper, colour guard and other flags also attended to remember our soldiers killed in action, from the Boer War of 1899 to the Afghanistan War.
Later today, when the sun sets, the flags will be lowered in tribute. And so it goes, every sunrise and sunset, from November 1 to November 11.
Everyone is invited to these ceremonies and you can bet that everyone who does attend, wears a poppy. It’s how we symbolically share our feelings and thoughts, about Remembrance Day, with one another.
Should you visit our office on November 11th, we’ll be closed. And we won’t need a sign that says so or explains why.
Just a poppy pinned to the door will do.