Submitted by Jocelyn McCarron, age 12, in the under 12 category

Flowers red,

Flowers blue,

For a minute I’d like to say thank you.

For freedom,

For rights,

People have lost loved ones.

And you, oh soldiers, have fought long and hard.

To give Canada the freedom they want.

Flowers pink,

Flowers red,

Red flowers my head, on my heart and on my face.

Flowers blue

Flowers yellow

For a minute I’d mellow,

To say thanks.

Canada became what we all know it is,

True, North, Strong, and Free.

Some have fallen, some have risen.

Some have failed, some have succeeded.

You have all fought for us today.

And flowers bloom.

Poppies red, Flowers Blue.

Oh mighty soldiers,

Thank You.