John McCrae’s legacy from Flanders Fields

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Dr. John McCrae served in WWI and wrote Canada’s most famous Remembrance Day poem, In Flanders Fields, in 1915.

Canadian doctor, poet, author, artist and soldier, Lieutenant Colonel John Alexander McCrae was a soldier during World War I and a surgeon during the Second Battle of Ypres. Born in Guelph, Ontario, to a military family on November 30, 1872, he became the author of the now famous poem In Flanders Fields, a Remembrance Day classic across the country and throughout the world.