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Wednesday, 8 November 2017

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 two minute silences (Saturday and Sunday as explained in my post) plus televised Remembrance Services and the Royal Family will lay a red poppy wreath at the Cenotaph.
These publicized demonstrations of remembrance with centre 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 glamourize or celebrate War.
Remembrance Services will be held nationally and two minute silences will be observed.
The Peace Pledge Website states: ''The White Poppy symbolises 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 Pin 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, '''When Will They Ever Learn?''



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