Growing up in Ottawa in my teens and early twenties, I really came to appreciate Remembrance Day every year. If you have never experienced the pomp and circumstance of November 11th in our Nation’s Capital, I highly recommend you plan a trip to do so at some point in your life. The moment of silence that washes over the city while you stand with Canadians of all walks of life is something quite moving.
The month of November is one of the most beautiful in my opinion because the last of the coloured leaves cling to the trees and the nights get a little colder. We all wait (some of us less willingly than others) as the frost arrives and the snow begins to appear. It reminds me of cuddling with someone special and giving thanks for another incredible year as we inch towards the holidays. It’s also a time when you’ll see most Canadians adorning their iconic red poppies on their fall & winter jacket lapels. It’s something that always instills a sense of patriotism for me personally, and so when I found out about this year’s addition of the digital poppy and how it gives back to the Royal Canadian Legion, I knew that I had to share this with Canadians from coast-to-coast. Continue reading “A New Way To Show That You #RememberThem”