I can not get over how beautiful the poppy display was, and I am very much looking forward to seeing it grow year after year! Just look at how gorgeous this is! I wish I could knit, because if I could I would be honoured to contribute to this incredibly awesome community project.
If this beautiful display inspires you, and you can knit, the pattern link can be found here: Poppy Pattern Link, which is being coordinated under Fibre Extravaganza, another community event put on by Brenda. If you have never attended Fibre Extravaganza, I encourage you to do so. This is a unique event focused on fibres and creating. https://www.fibreextravaganza.com/.
All this talk about how beautiful the ceremony was, I forgot how cold it was. Despite my warm winter jacket, hat, hood, and pretty boots, during the moment of silence my toes started to ache! Oh my, I felt silly bounding up and down while everyone was completely still, but it didn’t take long for others to feel what I was feeling. Red ears and fingertips and tapping toes were easy to spot. All the while the ceremony participants stood completely still.
This reminded me so vividly of my father who was military. I remember feeling so sad for the men standing completely still during the ceremony, which then makes me think about what those people must have endured during the war. I tell myself to suck it up, and stand still out of respect for the dead, the veterans, and everyone who gathered on this cold day.
Remembrance Day is just one day, and just one hour to remember and honour the peace that we Canadians enjoy every day; and then we just simply go about our lives.
Thank you to everyone who puts on this ceremony and those who participate in it. It’s not easy standing there for an hour or an hour and a half, but it isn’t much time compared to what was sacrificed during the war.
Before the ceremony I grabbed a selfie with the beautiful poppy display and after the ceremony I took off to Tim Hortons for a warm coffee, yum! Back to the home office for more admin fun.
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