After hearing that the teachers were not handing out poppies to the students today, a fact I can’t confirm, I was doubly proud that my son would be wearing this one.

Cut out of a piece of red and black fabric and sewn to his shirt, it took a total of five minutes to make and is worth a thousand words.

When he asked why he was wearing it, I told him it was a special way to remember his “big poppa” (his great grandpa) on this day and he smiled as he thought of him.

As he gets older, and can understand more, he will be taught the significance of Remembrance Day and hopefully gain appreciation for the symbol we wear with pride.

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Update: I was pleased to see they gave the kids poppy stickers to wear today so the boy ended up with two poppies on his shirt.

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