Poppies - Vernon, British Columbia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA
N 50° 15.862 W 119° 16.296
11U E 338103 N 5570493
Quick Description: Poppies is located in Veteran's Memorial Park located at the corner of 31st Avenue and 30th Street.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 10/10/2014 12:56:49 PM
Waymark Code: WMMMPB
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
Views: 3

Long Description:

As a long standing tradition in Canada, the poppy symbolizes honor and respect for all Veterans who served in the Canadian Armed Services.

The mural shows two large poppies with a partial passage from the poem, "In Flanders Fields" by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae.

The poem was inspired after McCrae presided over the burial of a friend and fellow soldier during the First World War. The poem was first published in 1915.

Also at this location is a large cenotaph honoring Veterans from WWI, WWII and Korea. Several plaques are on the other side of the mural.

City: Vernon

Location Name: Veterains Memorial Park

Artist: Unknown

Date: Unknown

Media: Painted on stucco wall

Relevant Web Site: Not listed

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