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2011 Remembrance Day Poster

How Will You Remember?

Veterans’ Week 2011, November 5 to 11

This year’s poster features a field of poppies which represents the generations of Canadians who have served Canada from present to past. The two predominant poppies represent those Canadians who served their country overseas in times of war, military conflict and peace, as well as those who served in Canada and all who played a vital supporting role at home.

The poppy has stood as a symbol of remembrance since 1921— partly as a result of Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae’s famous poem, In Flanders Fields, penned in 1915—thereby ensuring Canadians never forget all those who so graciously gave their lives.

Take the remembrance challenge.

Your challenge is to make remembrance more than something you feel. Make it something you do. There are many ways you can show that you remember and honour our Veterans.

  • pin a poppy above your heart;
  • attend a local Remembrance Day ceremony;
  • follow Veterans Affairs Canada on Twitter;
  • download the “We Remember” mobile app;
  • listen to Veterans talk about their experiences;
  • create a mashup and share it on the Veterans Affairs Canada YouTube channel;
  • visit the Veterans Affairs Canada fan page on Facebook, write on our wall and share how you remember;
  • change your Facebook profile picture to a poppy, write on your wall about how you remember or create your own remembrance fan page.

However you choose to remember, don’t forget to tag it, link it, share it.

Tag it

Once you have made a remembrance creation, don’t forget to tag it. This will also help friends and others find what you have made.

Link it

Link your creation to

Share it

Be sure you share with a friend.

© Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada, represented by the Minister of Veterans Affairs, 2011

The poppy image is the registered trademark of The Royal Canadian Legion and is used with permission.

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