Remembrance Day and the Home Front


Red poppies already adorn many a chest and collar on each side of the border as a lead up to Monday when the U.S. marks Veteran’s Day and Canada observes Remembrance Day.   Both occasions mark and honor the difficult sacrifices made by our respective veterans in service to their country.  These vintage wartime posters from World War I remind us that the reach and privations of the war that prompted the first Remembrance Day extended, as most wars do, to the home front as well.

(Poppy Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

12 responses

  1. Thank you for a lovely article, Brett. As the granddaughter of a veteran, I find these posters touching and powerful. Interestingly enough, your article has a similar theme to one I’m just about to post. I was going to post it a while ago, but suffered an injury that delayed its completion. Keep up the great work.

  2. Veteran’s Day in my family is a bittersweet day. There were three Sgt. Bowman’s–my Dad (WWII), deceased; my eldest brother (Vietnam–a true hero), and surprisingly and proudly, my Mother (WWII–first Women’s Army Corps). She’s 89 years old on December 1st and a credit to the uniform she can still fit into! Thank you for a wonderful posting from O’Canada.

  3. Bonjour-Hi Brett! Great post… I love Canada and red poppies, too… 🙂 glad to have come across your awesome blog… Friendly greetings from Toulouse, France and my very best! Cheers! 🙂 Mélanie

    • Mélanie, bonjour! Thanks for your kind words. I hope you continue to enjoy (and let us share) your own explorations as reflected in your Mélanie’s Crossroads . . . blog. Best wishes, Brett

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