John McCrae in Flanders Fields

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John McCrae's medals, hidden from the public eye for many years, are now on permanent display at McCrae House National Historic Site in Guelph, Ontario. Following the Boer War (1899-1902) and World War I (1914-1918), thousands of medals and medallions were given to Canadians to honour military service. The medals shown in this tour have a special significance: they were awarded to the author of In Flanders Fields, one of the most widely known poems of the First World War.