Every Remembrance Day, I buy a poppy. The kids make poppy crafts at home and school. The poppy serves as a reminder of those who fought and died for the freedom we currently enjoy.
2014 marks 100 years since the start of the First World War where 60,000 Canadian soldiers fought and died. Visit Flanders wants to play tribute to those fallen soldiers through a virtual poppy field. The hope is to fill the field with poppies, one for each soldier lost in World War I. You can help by adding your own poppy.
Visit the Facebook app and add the name of a family member you know lost in World War I or the app will suggest a soldier’s name. Post the name with an image of a poppy you can upload or select from the preloaded images. With my help and your help we can work toward filling the worldwide poppy field with 60,000 poppies by 2018.
To view the Facebook application and plant your poppy visit: http://www.facebook.com/FlandersFields1418