The guns of the First World War fell silent at 11:00 am on the 11th day of the 11th month - November 11, 1918. Since that day, Canadians have paused at that hour to remember those Canadians in uniform who have fought, died and continue to serve, in order to preserve our freedom. We thank our veterans and the Canadian Armed Forces members who defend us today. Thank you for your service.
The poppy is in memory of a family member, Private William Edgar Simpson who fought in the First World War and died shortly before the end of the war in 1918 at the young age of 18.