Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Remembering our Fallen

The weekend approaching marks Remembrance Day for Canadians, and Veteran's Day for Americans. They may go by a different name and include very different decorating customs, but the purpose of the two events are the same - to remember our fallen.

In Canadian tradition, Remembrance Day is marked by a poppy, worn over one's heart. It is a mark of allegiance worn through much of October and November, and often continuing on through Christmas. But what are some other ways that you can show your tribute to our current and past troops?

Aside from the obvious (purchased poppy wreaths from veteran halls and attending your local Remembrance Day memorial), there are several great ideas out there for decorating and other ways to honour your loved ones. Here are a few of my favorites:

Oversized Poppies: The Tangled Nest

Leave flowers at graves - Photo courtesy: Legion Magazine

Bouquet of poppies - Photo courtesy: Lifework Media blog

Write a letter to the troops - Photo courtesy: Rothamel Bratton
(More information here)