Originally published as a column on CFJC Today Kamloops and Armchair Mayor news on Monday, November 9, 2020.
It is Sunday afternoon as I write this, and we’re three days away from Remembrance Day on November 11. A long-overdue and overlooked commemoration has also been recently rectified by our government. November 8 has now been marked as Indigenous Remembrance Day. Their contribution was significant and the stories are emerging one after another.
A few days ago you may have heard about the poppy-centered short-lived but powerful storm that surfaced in the news and social media.
Whole Foods forbade their employees to wear the Remembrance Day poppy, but following the above-mentioned ‘storm’, the decision wilted, no pun intended. It was heartening to see how Canadians across the country, our premier included, responded to the initial ban.
Yes, we care about the poppy.