In case you hadn't already noticed, I just wanted to note the Poppies embedded in our logo to acknowledge the November 11th commemorations. Traditionally, we put out poppies up sometime after November 1st and before the November 11th. Whether you call it Rememberance Day, Poppy Day, Armistice Day, or Veterans Day, this date always focuses my thoughts on the sacrifices of those who served. Wearing a Poppy in public is a common sight at this time throughout the Commonwealth, and every year they were commonplace during my years in Toronto, Canada and Melbourne, Australia. Today, even though I live in Chicago, I still wear a Poppy if I go in public. Yesterday I snapped this quick photo of my shirt as I visited Macy's to do some shopping with the family. It was a nice surprise to see two other people wearing Poppies, one was a middle aged man wearing the same kind of flower I had, and the other was a woman wearing a very nice Poppy brooch, which was clearly worn to honor the 11th. Unencumbered by commercialism, and focused on the very real sacrifice of common people, the 11th is for me the most sacred day of the year. Through this small flower I try in my own small way to give thanks, and show respect.