Today is Remembrance day and for all of us the poppy has a similar meaning of hope, sacrifice and dedication to our country. Men and woman who gave up their own freedom to give us the Canada that we have today.
I had the honor of talking to an incredible veteran, Glen Thomas with the royal Canadian legion whom served twelve years in the military and I must say it was a very enlightening interview to speak with this Canadian hero.
One of the questions I asked Glen Thomas is what was his favorite place to visit out of all the amazing countries he got to see and visit. He told me that he really enjoyed Germany because travel was so easy from there and he got the opportunity to visit Belgium, France, The Netherlands, and got to see a lot of grave sites.
I asked him what was the feeling he got when he visited the Canadian grave site in Germany. He replied it was a different feeling all together he found as he got to where the Canadian's were it really affected his heart as he was looking at all these graves of people that fought for us so we have our freedom today. Glen Thomas served in the Military for 12 years and achieved the rank of Sargent.
The meaning of the poppy is a symbol of hope sacrifice and dedication of the hard-working men and women who dedicated and sacrificed everything to give us our freedom that we have today I got the privilege of talking with Glen Thomas about what the poppy means to him and where it all started. His answer was priceless. "Like for instants just to give you a Little background as of of where the poppy originated from, from the poem by John McCrae In Flanders fields goes on and on and also there was a lady by the name of Monica Michael is that really promoted the poppy back in 1921 where it was first adopted to be used in commemoration of veterans that died and it was the American legion that started it and from there it expanded into military groups in the British Empire and from there when the Canadian Legion was formed they of course adopted the poppy.
If you have served or are still serving we all thank you for your service as you are all of our hero's.