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[a Canadian Rememberance Day flag]
by David Kendall

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Canadian Remembrance Day flag

Lately, I've been seeing a flag flying on the same pole as the national flag about veteran's lodges and the like for Rememberance Day coming up. (In the US, it's called Veteran's Day according to my calendar. For those who many not celebrate it, in Canada it's to remember those soldiers who have given their lives in World War I. It is celebrated on November 11, ceremonies are usually held at 11:00 local time to commemorate the November 11, 1918 signing of the Armistice at 11:00.) The flag features a poppy, which is a symbol of Rememberance Day in Canada (veterans sell plastic poppies for the public to buy and wear proudly, I buy one every year, I make a point of it.) and the motto "Lest We Forget", a common phrase heard this time of year. The white background I'd like to think is not because it's similar to a BSF, but rather for peace, though the former is probably correct.
David Kendall, 5 November 1997

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