John Mccrae

How Flower Songs Help Fight The Grief Of War

Matti Friedman | Posted 02.22.2017 | Canada Living
Matti Friedman

People engaged in conflict need to develop a language of grief. Religion has traditionally offered one, but in Israel's early years people weren't looking for the old mourning rituals that Judaism had to offer. Neither were they particularly interested in warlike language - "warriors," "glory," and so forth. They turned instead to the natural world.

'In Flanders Fields' Connects Young Canadians With History

Jeremy Diamond | Posted 11.10.2016 | Canada Living
Jeremy Diamond

In a country that traditionally does not know its own history, young people are often identified as the main offenders. But this poem is different. It represents something that is ours. Written by a Canadian, learned by Canadians and recited by Canadians. The Vimy Foundation is calling on all Canadian schools to help pass the torch of remembrance by reciting In Flanders Fields.

Canadian Coins To Pay Special Tribute To 'In Flanders Fields'

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.02.2016 | Canada Politics

"It is one of the First World War's most recognized poems and an integral part of Canadian culture."

How to Find Out if You're Related to a WWI Veteran

Lesley Anderson | Posted 05.14.2016 | Canada Living
Lesley Anderson

I feel very proud to say that I had an ancestor who fought in the war and returned to Canada as a veteran. I am sometimes astounded at how many Canadians don't know about their family's military contributions. In fact, a recent survey revealed one in three Canadians has no idea whether they had an ancestor who fought in the First World War.

100 Years Ago, John McCrae Penned 'In Flanders Fields'

CP | John Ward, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.04.2016 | Canada Politics

As the Second Battle of Ypres sputtered out, McCrae was serving as second-in-command of a Canadian artillery brigade and as brigade surgeon.

'In Flanders Fields' Poet To Be Honoured With 2 Statues

CP | John Ward, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.19.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - A century after he scribbled the simple but poignant stanzas of "In Flanders Fields," John McCrae is being honoured with two statues.One of t...

Every Beautiful Word To 'In Flanders Fields'

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 11.11.2014 | Canada Living

John McCrae's World War One poem "In Flanders Fields" is arguably the most iconic piece of writing from that conflict. The poem, first published i...