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darth5 11-04-2005 07:49 AM

Semi-OT: Why the red flowers?
Are they poppies? Many coaches and commentators are wearing them. Is that a Canadian thing? My wife keeps bugging me and I don't have the answer...

sveiglar 11-04-2005 07:54 AM

It's coming up to Remembrance Day in Canada (Nov 11th). You call it Veteran's Day. Same Bat-date, same Bat-concept.

Many Canadians wear the red poppy as a reminder, after the famed poem "In Flanders Fields", written by Canadian author, doctor, and poet Lt. Col. John McCrae during WWI.

IN FLANDERS FIELDS the poppies blow
Between the crosses row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

jstreet 11-04-2005 08:58 AM

interesting, I had wondered the same thing.

crossxcheck 11-04-2005 09:33 AM

same here. I was curious what they were also. thanks for the info.

darth5 11-04-2005 04:10 PM

Thaks, i wondered if it was the traditional poppy for veterans like we have.

tml_4ever 11-06-2005 01:50 PM

i still don't get why they changed the centers of the poppies from green to black :confused:

Vic Rattlehead* 11-06-2005 02:03 PM


Originally Posted by tml_4ever
i still don't get why they changed the centers of the poppies from green to black :confused:


Poppies are black in the middle.

Charge_Seven 11-06-2005 03:38 PM


Originally Posted by 19bruins19

I also believe there is some symbolism at work.


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