Seems the past few year's it's been harder and harder to find Veterans offering the annual Poppy Pins. But as I came home from work on Thursday Oct 30th there was a table set up in the mini mall I exit the metro through.
I was glad to see the Veteran there and I made a bee-line for the booth. I plunked a twonie in his can and took a pin and put it on my lapel, he nodded, said thank you and smiled. Then I put in another twonie and asked if it was ok if I took a second one (For Didier) He said, "Of course, but you didn't need to put in more money." I said, "Yes, I did". He smiled and thanked me again, and I said, "Not at all, thank you."
Buying a poppy this time of year is the VERY LEAST we can all do to say, "Thank you, your sacrifices are not taken for granted or forgotten."
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Have you bought your poppy yet?