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    In Canada from about now till Novemeber 11 each year, the Royal Canadian Legion, Veterns and other Members blanket the cities offering poppies for your lapel. We do this to remember our past, the sacrafices of many, to where we are today.
    On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, we also stand in silence for 2 minutes to remember.

    Do the US or other countries show support in similar ways?


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    In Flanders Fields...

    In Flanders Fields
    By: Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918)
    Canadian Army

    In Flanders Fields the poppies blow
    Between the crosses row on row,
    That mark our place; and in the sky
    The larks, still bravely singing, fly
    Scarce heard amid the guns below.

    We are the Dead. Short days ago
    We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
    Loved and were loved, and now we lie
    In Flanders fields.

    Take up our quarrel with the foe:
    To you from failing hands we throw
    The torch; be yours to hold it high.
    If ye break faith with us who die
    We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
    In Flanders fields.

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      Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) sells US Flags, has item drives for deployed troops, and other activities year round, through their local chapters.

      I'm not sure that one organization does something as pervasive as selling poppies everywhere, there are many military traditions (yellow ribbons, flags on a stick, lapel pins, etc) and as such, there's a lot of stuff being sold for various military causes.

      Anyone know of anything as pervasive as this? I would say VFW yellow ribbon sales.
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        My dad is a member of the Royal Canadian Legion. The money raised from the selling of the poppies goes to the veteran hospitals such as Ste. Annes here in Montreal.

        They also wear poppies in Britian.
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