“To you, from failing hands, we throw
The torch: be yours to hold it high”
In Flanders Fields is one of my favourite poems and it brings me to tears every time I read it. Every time.
My kids don’t fully understand why I am moved to such a display of emotion. At four and seven, they are still young so our conversations are age-appropriate (although I tend to go off on a passionate speech every now and then when I talk about our soldiers past and present and the sacrifices they made for our freedoms).
Here are a list of books that are great for various ages and discuss war, Remembrance Day, the significance of the poppy, and more. I was able to find all of these in my library but since not everyone that reads this post, lives in Edmonton, I will link to the title on Amazon so you can read more about each title.
Disclosure: These links go through my Amazon.ca affiliate link. Any monies received from the sale of these titles above will be 100% donated to The National Poppy Trust Fund.
Sheri publishes, and writes at This Bird’s Day where she shares all of the thoughts in her head without the voices. Sticking mainly with content for Canadians, Sheri shares family stories, product information and anything that fits into her (and her family’s) daily activities.