As of Wednesday, November, 9th, 2011. One Hundred and Fifty-Eight Canadian Soldiers have lost their lives fighting in Afghanistan. As some of us wear poppies today, some Canadian soldier is over in an Afghan poppy field. A tradition from the fields of Europe becoming an ever present way to remember. When I look at my poppy this year, I don’t just see the blood spilled of past. I see a blood of the presents. It is easy to be critical of government foreign policy. Its also easy to respect our Canadian soldiers that are doing an amazingly hard job, very well. Below is a visual representation of the Canadian men, and women, that have been lost fighting the politicians fight.