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Lest We Forget...

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We just can't let ourselves forget. This week, instead of focusing on my favorite things for my #WednesdayTreasury; I thought I would focus on why we have a short week. Why we, in Canada, get to enjoy a 'holiday'. It's remembrance day. To get a glimpse at my previous treasuries, click here. Tomorrow, around the country, Canadians pay tribute to our fallen veterans with two minutes of silence. Also known as Veterans Day in the U.S., Remembrance Day was first honored in 1919. It marks the armistice to end the First World War, which came into effect at 11 a.m. on Nov. 11, 1918. I believe it is so vital for us, as Canadians, to honor our veterans. They fought valiantly, full of courage and bravery, to give us the lives we live today. For that; I am grateful. But what about the poppy?

We all know about Flanders Fields, but do we all remember our social studies classes from grade school explaining them?

Do you remember the Battle of Ypres in 1915? Canadian Lt. Col. John McCrae was poetically inspired to write "In Flanders Fields" on sighting the poppies growing beside a grave of his close friend who had died in battle. The poem was a great inspiration in adopting the poppy as the Flower of Remembrance in Canada, France, the U.S, Britain and Commonwealth countries. School children draw pictures, sing songs and wave flags to commemorate such a lasting memento of our past. The first poppies were distributed in Canada in 1921. Donations from the distribution of millions of poppies is an important source of revenue for the Royal Canadian Legion that goes toward helping ex-servicemen and women buy food, and obtain shelter and medical attention; let's not forget the super nice bursaries the RCL give to thousands of university students every year. Without their generous donations to our countries youth; it would be even more difficult for us to gain the educations necessary for ensuring a better future for our children. My treasury to tribute Rememberance day is full of imagery reminiscent of war times. Vintage inspried, fashion thoughtful, from an era gone, but not forgotten.  

'Lest We Forget' by LanaBetty

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, Canadians are asked to pause in memory of the thousands of men and women who sacrificed their lives in military service. Let this be my tribute.

Felted Brooch Red P...
$33.00
GIMME BACK My BULLE...
$6.50
Flanders Fields - R...
$28.00
Vintage MILITARY GL...
$24.00
Vintage Military Am...
$18.00
STEAMPUNK PIN Costu...
$14.00
Handmade Red Felt G...
$19.00
Vintage Lock Box Me...
$16.00
Vintage Military Be...
$119.00
Red Poppy art Flowe...
$25.00
Antique Military W...
$95.00
ammo box - ON SALE ...
$15.00
Red Poppy Porcelain...
$45.00
Brass geometric nec...
$32.00
Military corset wit...
$200.00
Flower Pillow Poppy...
$52.00

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