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Our four-year-old’s take on Remembrance Day

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So I’m driving our four-year-old to daycare this morning, and she asks “why do we wear a poppy dad?”

Not wanting to get into a deep conversation about war and death at 8:30am, I said it was a symbol we wear to remind us of Remembrance Day.

Then she says: “No dad, it’s to remember all of the soldiers who fought in the war.”

And she goes on: “Some of them died, and some of the dads went to fight the battles and they didn’t come home … and the moms & kids were sad. that’s why we wear the poppy, to remember the soldiers who fought so we could be free.”

Well said.


Glen Gower

Glen is the owner and editor of OttawaStart.com. He lives in Stittsville, one of Ottawa's most exciting suburbs.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    It so great to hear and see our youngest generation learning and understanding of the sacrifices that 2-3 generations ago made for us. Very nice to see.<br /><br />We will always Remember….<br /><br />Thanks for sharing<br /><br />Mike S

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