Thursday, November 07, 2013

A Greater Nation

The latest from our friends Michael & Angela Souders and those wonderful children at Tussing Elementary School

Michael says we are wonderful to them. It is they that are wonderful with their respect and thanks to Veterans every year.


Canuckguy said...

Hi Lew
I am wondering if the USA has the same PC barking dog leftist problem regarding the white poppy.

LewWaters said...

Not yet, my friend, but give it time. I am sure it will raised here as well

Canuckguy said...

I just remembered Remembrance Day, Nov 11, is called Veteran's Day in the USA. You guys also have your Memorial Day in May to honour the fallen soldiers and it has been around before Remembrance Day obviously. So is the poppy, which is worn on the two weeks leading up to Rememberance Day up here used in the USA on both your days? I have read conflicting information on that.

LewWaters said...

The red poppy used to be worn only on Memorial Day, but it seems that some have decided to wear it on Veterans Day as well.

I'm not sure when that came about, but it is more common now than a few years ago.

Incidentally, Veterans Day was Armistice Day down here until the early 1950's when it was changed to Veterans Day to show respect for living Veterans.

Canuckguy said...

Thanks for the info. BTW, I also read that it was actually an American Legion idea inspired by the Canadian poem "In Flander's Fields" that came up in 1920 or there abouts of using the poppy as a symbol. It caught on in the countries of the former British Empire in a big way.