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Posted by The Leech Pedlar (U15129703) on Wednesday, 14th November 2012
I'm an army brat. I've worn uniforms of various colours, through school and my working life.
When allowed, I've worn poppies with those uniforms, at the appropriate time.
I agree with you... I don't think wearing a poppy glorifies war, certainly not for those in, or with close attachments to the military. I don't think it was ever intended to do so.
Any glorification is left to a certain type of politician, who knows little about it.
Posted by Chris Ghoti (U10794176) on Wednesday, 14th November 2012
I suspect that it's generally those who know little about war who lay down the law about it, glorify it or otherwise misrepresent it. Those of us who hope our children will come back intact simply keep our heads down and wear the poppy for them and all the others over the years who were fathers and brothers and sons, and more recently mothers and sisters and daughters, who put their lives on the line and too often lost them or had them destroyed.
Until there is no more war -- no more religion, no more sects or cults, no more colour or race, no more rich or poor, in fact no more difference to be found between one person and another -- they will sometimes be needed.
Posted by Sixties Relic SAVE ML (U13777237) on Wednesday, 14th November 2012
>>>I wonder where they get the rest oftheir money from<<<
The Peace Pledge Union gets money from people like me (i.e. pacifists). I have left them a bequest in my will. Good on you, Mike.
I find the whole enforced remembrance thing nationistic, pro-war, uncomfortable and creepy.