Who is John Mc Crae??


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Who is John Mc Crae??

  1. 1. Canadian history Essay<br />John Mc Crea<br />Written By: Hafsa Bakelli<br />Written to: Mr.H.Khan<br />Course code: CHC2D<br />Due Date: January6th 2010 <br /> There was a point in life of John Mc Crae where he was a soldier, and he did not forget his memories at the war where he saw how soldiers were suffering at the war, as a result John made pomes that inspired people concerning his memories at the war. For example, In Flanders field, the hope of my heart, The Shadow of the Cross. In addition John produced a symbol in which people would not forget soldiers who suffered from the war, and that is poppies. John Mc crae achieved many goals in his life, he was a physician, a soldier, a teacher, a poet, and lastly he was respected author. Therefore, John Mc Crae was the reason why we remember our fallen veterans.<br /> <br />John Mc Crea is a historical person that people learn from his poems by reflecting and meditating. The poems that he writes inspire people, as he express his memories during the war, people remember their close relatives that suffer during the war. In addition people who attend the world war two, they begun remember their events that happen and how mush they suffer during the war. “Two days before the Armistice, Moina Michael, an American woman from Athens, Georgia, read the McCrae poem and was inspired to wear a poppy year-round in memory of the war dead.” Based from this short story, is that people when they wear poppies they are curious to know the story behind wearing poppies. <br />The purpose behind poppies is to remember the soldiers and nurses that suffer during the world war two to live in a lace where it’s safe. This idea was creative, because as individual wears it remembers the people who suffered. “This significance of the Poppy can be traced to international origins. The association of the Poppy to those who had been killed in war has existed since the Napoleonic Wars in the 19th century, over 110 years before being adopted in Canada. There exists a record from that time of how thickly Poppies grew over the graves of soldiers in the area of Flanders, France”. Based from this fact, it mentions that the purpose of wearing poppies is to remember people who died for us, to have better place to live. This is one of the strong methods of reminding people who died and suffer during Second World War. <br />John mc crae was not only poet, but also solider, a physican, a teacher, and respected author. Since John mc crae have many skills and work in many different jobs. He is our model in terms of skills that he had. “The poem was written by a Canadian—John McCrae, a doctor and teacher, who served in both the South African War and the First World War.” No thing is impossible no matter how mush challenging. If john mc crae can do it then, nothing is impossible. John had many skills and oppurtunities in different ways in many jobs.<br />John Mc Crae left poppies and his poems to remember what happened during Second World War. John Mc Crae uses poppies and poems to begun people think what happened in world war two. He also achieved many goals in his life that made his personality stronger as he has multiple jobs and skills. Overall, John Mc Crea is a remarkable person in terms of his achievements towards him self and people.<br />Works Citied<br />"Branch 617 - Poppy and Rememberance." Royal Canadian Legion -Dambusters Branch 617. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 Dec. 2010. <http://www.rcl617.com/Poppy.html>.<br />"Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae - Veterans Affairs Canada." Veterans Affairs Canada – Anciens Combattants Canada. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Dec. 2010 <http://www.veterans.gc.ca/remembers/sub.cfm?source=history/firstwar/mccrae>.<br />"Poppy Facts - Veterans Affairs Canada." Veterans Affairs Canada - Anciens Combattants Canada. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Dec. 2010. <http://www.veterans.gc.ca/youth/sub.cfm?source=teach_resources/poppy>.<br />