The War Of The Poppies

This weekend some of us will take time to remember those who have lost their lives in warfare......

There will be a two minute silence  plus televised Remembrance Services and the Royal Family will lay a red poppy wreath at the Cenotaph.
These publicized demonstrations of remembrance with center around the Armed Forces ( The Poppy Appeal organised by the British Legion ) but what of the other casualties......


White Poppies have three elements : Remembrance of Victims of War ,A Commitment to Peace and a Challenge to attempts to glamorize or celebrate War.
Remembrance Services will be held nationally and two minute silences will be observed.
The Peace Pledge Website states: ''The White Poppy symbolizes the belief that there are better ways to resolve conflicts and embodies values that reject killing fellow human beings for whatever reason''






The Purple Poppy ( an Animal Aid Initiative) commemorated the animal victims of War - that animals are victims not heroes; they do not give their lives- their lives are taken from them.
The Purple Poppy has being replaced by The Purple Paw Badge to commemorate all animal victims of
human exploitation

I know some people wear the red and white poppy at the same time but ,as the song laments:




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