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Post by Candice B Fureal on Thu 25 Oct 2018 - 7:47



Would anyone here wear a White Poppy?

Apparently more and more people are wearing the White Poppy, which is a symbol of peace but some people are against them.

A Tory MP described the White Poppy as "Attention Seeking Rubbish" earlier this week.

Red Poppies started being used in 1921 and they were chosen because the Red Poppy grows wild in many fields in  Northern France and Belgium, where many of the deadliest battles of World War 1 took place.

The Royal British Legion say the Red Poppy is a symbol of remembrance and hope and is not a symbol of war and death.

However...

White Poppies were first sold in 1933 by the Peace Pledge Union and stand fo never again.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-45971456

Personally, i'll stick with my red poppy.

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Post by Candice B Fureal on Thu 25 Oct 2018 - 7:50



My crochet poppy is my favourite poppy.

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Post by Candice B Fureal on Thu 25 Oct 2018 - 7:52



Putting it on my leg to take a photograph of it, wasn't one of my brighter ideas.

It took ten minutes to get it back.

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Post by Viper on Thu 25 Oct 2018 - 12:51

Red for me. White poppies worn by attention seeking idiots thesedays.
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Post by NN on Fri 26 Oct 2018 - 12:59

My poppy is a crochet one. I think I got it from the imperial War museum on the Quays. 

Red for me. Although I do like the white poppy, it will always be red that I wear at this time of year.
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Post by xtras on Fri 26 Oct 2018 - 13:34

Candice B Fureal wrote:

My crochet poppy is my favourite poppy.

That's great!

Red for me too... I never knew about the white one.
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Post by jp762 on Fri 26 Oct 2018 - 15:42

Always Red.

White, never again. It's disrespectful. So, no thanks. We will remember them.

Red, remembrance and hope. Far more apt.
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