The Flanders Fields Shirt short sleeve t-shirt
This design features Canadian Soldiers with Maple Leafs on their hearts. The soldiers are depicted in the resting on arms stance (leaning on a weapon held upside down with a bowed head). This stance has been a mark of respect for the dead and variations of the stance have been around and used since the sixteenth century.
The Maple Leaf in the center of the piece highlights Canadian conflicts from the War of 1812 to present day, Operation UNIFIER in the Ukraine and the conflict in Mali.
We wanted to represent Canada’s historic achievements in the Boer War, WWI, WWII, and the Korean War, while paying a special tribute to Canada’s participation in all the U.N. Peacekeeping Missions: Cyprus, Rwanda, Bosnia and Herzegovina, to name a few. We did our best to ensure the dates are accurate.
The back of this Canadian Military tribute shirt features the World's most famous war memorial poem "In Flanders Fields" written by Lt Col John McCrae on May 3rd 1915, during the second Battle of Ypres. The poem is the reason that we wear a poppy during remembrance week to honour Canadians who died in battle. Because of his poem, the Poppy became the International flower of remembrance.
We did this shirt to accompany a song we released last year called "This Flag Flies Free" to raise funds for people who suffer from P.T.S.D. To listen to the song go to www.thisflagfliesfree.com
This Alstyle shirt is 90% cotton and 10% polyester and is only available in athletic grey and at present only in a Unisex size. (Ladies usually drop one size to acquire the perfect fit). To view the Alstyle size chart for fitting, go here: www.mygildan.com/HTML/libs/content/alstyle-product-spec-sheets/2018/CAN/alstyle-can-product-spec-sheet-1301.pdf .