In John McCrae’s famous poem In Flanders Fields, he writes, “To you from failing hands we throw the torch; be yours to hold it high.”

Over time, “passing the torch” has become a term used to designate continuity from one generation to the next. Thus, it’s so meaningful to see youth involved in remembrance. So many students have been active in the recently completed poppy blanket, which started here in Old Kildonan.

The Poppy Blanket Project is a display of crocheted and knitted poppies created in collective remembrance of Canada’s fallen soldiers and veterans. It’s over 85 feet long and includes over 8,000 poppies and 2,000 ribbons dedicated to fallen soldiers and veterans.

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