Poppy, symbol of remembrance
We wear poppies on our coats every November. We observe a moment of silence at 11 a.m. each November 11. But why do we do it? What is Remembrance Day all about? The way we mark the day has certainly evolved over the years, but it still holds special meaning to countless Canadians. CBC Digital Archives looks at the significance and the symbols of Remembrance Day.
• From the beginning, the red cloth poppies were made by disabled veterans. Until 1996, they were made by "Vetcraft" workshops run by Veterans Affairs Canada in Montreal and Toronto. Once that became no longer practicable, the Royal Canadian Legion took over responsibility for production of poppies.
Program: CBC at Six
Broadcast Date: Nov. 10, 1993
Guest(s): Jim Forbes, William Kondart
Reporter: Jeffrey Kofman
Last updated: November 12, 2013
Page consulted on December 6, 2013
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