Garden of Remembrance
What better way is there to say thank you than with flowers?
Long a symbol of powerful emotions, flowers also play a role in reminding us of important moments in our history. Did you know, for example, that the daisy became a sign of resistance in the Netherlands during the Second World War? Or that Newfoundlanders wear forget-me-nots each July 1st in memory of those who fought and died at Beaumont-Hamel, France during the First World War’s Battle of the Somme?
We are asking Canadians to make remembrance more than something you feel. Make it something you do by planting a Garden of Remembrance!
What is a Garden of Remembrance, you ask? Whatever you want it to be! Virtual or real, at a local park or in your own backyard… let your imagination guide you!
Get started by checking out these great ideas, templates and resources:
- Be inspired by our Garden of Remembrance Idea Board.
- Learn more about flower symbolism.
- Check out our Garden of Remembrance Photo Gallery.
- Build a garden featuring the Canada Remembers symbol.
- Explore funding possibilities through the Community Engagement Partnership Fund.
- Read about the Remembrance Club’s Green Thumbs for Remembrance (for children ages 5-11).
And don’t forget to share links or post photos of your garden on our Facebook page!
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