Legion Remembrance Day Literary Contest 2019

Poppy poppy what do you say?
Wear me on Remembrance Day.

Poppy poppy what do you tell?
Many soldiers on the battlefield fell.

Poppy what do you see?
Many people yelling help me!

Poppy poppy what do you hear?
Booms exploding very near!

Poppy poppy what do you feel?
A lot of people trying to heal.

Poppy poppy what do you taste?
The gasoline rushing at your face.

Poppy poppy what do you love?
Seeing a dove up above.

Poppy poppy what do you think when you see a cross?
I think of the people that had a loss.

Poppy poppy what do you dislike?
I hate when people are mean, that’s what I dislike!

Poppy poppy what do you know?
The peace on earth should grow, grow, grow!

By Bailey Gibson 
1st place Junior Provincial
Remembrance Day Contest 2019







Legion Remembrance Day Literary Contest 2019

Lest We Forget

They lived for us, they fought for us, they died for us. And we will never be able to repay them. 61000 Canadians killed, 172000 wounded and many more returned home broken in mind and body. That is just WWI and WW2. Over 500 Canadians died in the Korean war and 158 Canadian soldiers killed in the Afghanistan was and wounded more than 1800 others. Those are just a few wars where Canadian soldier’s bravery cost them their lives. None of us can imagine what they went through for our country.

People often use the phrase “Lest we forget”, but how could we even start to imagine forgetting how many sacrificed their lives for us. They saved us, all of us…..how could we forget that?

We must remember! Because if we don’t, who’s to say it wont’ happen again.

When people hear the word ‘Superhero’, they think of people with superpowers and amazing abilities. But these people…the people who died to save our country. They are the real superhero’s.

If someone asked me, “What does a veteran mean to you?” , I would have to say it means someone that loves their country6 so much that they leave behind their loved ones and go out and fight for our country out of love. So that’s what a veteran means to me. Love.

By Logan Cox, 1st place winner, Intermediate poem
Legion Zone Remembrance Day
Literary Contest 2019



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