Remembrance Day is a day to remember those who have served, and those who continue to serve our country.

On November 11th, the community along with war veterans will gather at St. Augustine Church to do just that.

Reverend Al Hingley says this year the important poem In Flanders Fields celebrates 100 years.

"It's been 100 years since those lines were committed to paper and they are still as fresh and alive and meaningful as if they were just dashed off this morning and we're thankful to doctor McCrae, and just the other day there was just a plaque raised I believe in Edmonton to honour the celebration of the anniversary of that poem."

Hingley was able to provide us with some of the details behind the history of the important poem, "John McCrae, medic in the Canadian forces had just experienced the burial of his closest friend, he took paper to pen and wrote down these lines which have become the epic remembrance day giving raise to the use of the poppy as sign of remembrance."

Leading up to remembrance day it is important to wear a poppy not only to remember but to show gratitude.

"We remember out of gratitude on remembrance day and we wear a poppy out of respect for those many Canadians who gave the government a blank cheque when they signed up that could be redeemed even if it meant life itself that was something to be honoured and be respected and we must never forget."

He added that wearing the symbolic poppy is one of the most important things we can do as Canadians.

You can make a donation to the Humboldt legion to get your poppy. The legions campaign began last Saturday and runs until November 11th.