November 10, 2021
Remembrance Day Message from
Brother Eric McNeely
Remembrance Day is a day that people observe in many ways. Over the past hundred years in the days leading up to the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month a simple red poppy has become a symbol to commemorate those who sacrificed their lives in World War I and following conflicts. However, the red poppy is not alone, the purple poppy remembers animal victims of war, the black poppy remembers the African, Black, and Caribbean communities’ contribution, and the white poppy remembers those who died in conflict with a focus on an end to war.
I will be wearing a poppy and laying the traditional wreath at Nanaimo Cenotaph on behalf of the BCFMWU while taking the moments of silence to remember those who have served, those who have lost their lives in service, and those who have been forever affected by conflict. I encourage everyone to utilize the time to reflect and consider what the 11th of November means to you, your family, and your country.
Please be advised that the Union Office will be closed on Thursday, November 11, 2021 to observe the day.
To view as a pdf: Bulletin #63 Remembrance Day