The One Show's Lucy Siegle has been exploring the issues surrounding modern day symbols, such as the poppy, and the controversy that can lie behind them.
But what does the poppy mean to you?
For many the poppy signifies commemoration and remembrance for those lost in World War One. It was immortalised in John Mcrae's words:
"In Flanders fields the poppies blow / Between the crosses - row on row".
But for some the red poppy symbol holds negative connotations - of support for the act of war, that they would rather not be associated with. Some pacifists have adopted the white poppy which honours the fallen soldiers without, in their view, condoning war.
The Royal British Legion told us: "You can wear a white poppy or a purple one or even a black one. A red poppy is not about glorifying war, it's simply a recognition of human sacrifice... The Royal British Legion and Poppy Appeal is totally neutral on war and
totally pro the armed forces community".
The One Show wants to know why you do, or do not, wear a poppy.
What do you feel when you pin a poppy to your chest? Is it something we should all wear? Is it a outdated symbol? Does it represent a pro-war stance? What does the poppy mean to you?
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