Dr. Avnish Jolly, Winnipeg Canada, November 6, 2014 : A group of Westgrove Elementary School, Winnipeg children motivated by the sacrifice of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo are creating handmade poppies to raise funds for the fallen soldier’s son. The students in Westgrove School’s are about the same age as Cirillo’s son Marcus.
These children have made more than 400 poppies so far, raising about $750. Half of the money will go to the Cirillo family, and the other half to a local needy people. These children are having trouble keeping up with demand for the poppies, and will continue making them until Monday. But one poppy won’t be sold. Instead, it will be taken to Ottawa and placed at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
In Ottawa, a new road in Bridgewater’s business park is going to be named after Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, who was slayed in Ottawa last month while guarding the tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The street won’t officially be called Nathan Cirillo Road until Monday evening when council gives its final reading of the measure.
This year, Remembrance Day takes on an even deeper meaning. Not only is it 100 years since the beginning of World War-I, but we lost two Sons of the Land in uniform serving on Our Mother Land few days ago.