An image of a gold maple leaf and two red poppies

The gold maple leaf represents Canada.  The red poppy in the foreground represents those Canadians who served their country during the First World War, the Second World War, the Korean War, peacekeeping operations and other military conflicts.

The red poppy in the background represents those who serve in Canada and all who played a vital supporting role at home.  The intertwining of the three elements symbolizes the unity and strength that Canadians have developed as a result of their sacrifice in times of war and peace.