We’re coming up on Halloween, and if you know me, you know what I’m thinking about..

Get a poppy.  Wear a poppy.  It’s time to start right now.

From the St. Catherines Standard, talking about donations to the Poppy Fund.

“We’re not selling them. If you don’t have any money, we’ll gladly give you one,” she [Frankie Cowan, poppy chairwoman for Royal Canadian Legion Branch 138 in St. Catharines] said. “Just wear it and wear it proud.”

The kids and I picked up our poppies already last Friday.  It’s a big point of pride for me - absent the politics, those are our people who have done or are still doing they very best they can to make the world a better place.

“Poppies must be worn on a person’s left side, above the heart. That is the only criteria”,  [Howard Cull, Branch 24 poppy chairman] said.

I bet they’d even forgive an oversight, so long as you wear it visibly and proudly.  Lest we ever forget.