Will you be wearing a poppy?

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anythinggoeshe
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100th year remembrance of WW1 fallen soldiers and all those who gave their lives so we could have the freedom we have now. Will you be wearing a poppy? and if not, why not?
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I will be wearing a poppy. I think it is a beautiful display of respect!
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Not another thread on this... :rolleyes:
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No. I'm not into remembrance of things/events as such. And I certainly don't need an object to remind me.
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Of course.
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Yep! (In earring form though, they be pretty as heck)

I understand some people disagree with the concept of war, and I've heard of the use of the white poppy, but I don't think too much into detail - it's a simple sign of respect I like to join in with.
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No, because I don't agree with the fact that we are expected to show that we remember the sacrifices at this particular time of the year. Everyone should always be thinking of the sacrifices that everyone makes. You don't have to wear a symbol to show this.
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I've already brought two but don't wear them I put them on my notice board, they always fall off and stabbed me pretty deep in my arm the other day lol.
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probably not because i don't plan on leaving the house tomorrow.
i like the poppies and what they represent but i don't see the point in me pinning one to my pjs and parading round the house with it on.
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It was supposed to be "the war that ends all wars" but it wasn't because the powers that be ("The League of Nations" ) didn't bother to understand the needs of the German people. Politicians and their business leader friends were too busy enjoying "the peace dividend" in the roaring 20s and 30s, cruising around the and The World and getting rich. This gave the rise to Hitler.

The Americans understood what was needed, that's why they instituted The Marshall Plan to develop Germany in a peaceful constructive way, in league with other nations.
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not sure why this is in "Everyday Issues" ?

of course i am wearing a poppy.
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(Original post by Anonymous)
pinning one to my pjs and parading round the house with it on.
lol!
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Im off to our local war memorial as I type, wearing my poppy with pride
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Yep, with pride and rememberance
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Nope.
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(Original post by suzihes)
Im off to our local war memorial as I type, wearing my poppy with pride
PRSOM
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I donated but don't intend to wear a poppy. I don't enjoy the...commercialisation? of the poppy appeal (they now even sell a range of stationary): it definitely makes it feel like the glorification of war, at that point. Nonetheless, I believe in being respectful to the soldiers that have died and supporting the veterans that already exist, hence the donation.
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To those that say "no", you may be interested to know what Nazi plans were if they won.
British men would have become slaves, British women would be baby factories for Nazi men, if you are a Jew you would not exist if you are non-white you would have a fate somewhere between jew and white British.

Enjoy your day!
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Anyone who doesn’t feel the need to honour the young lives lost in the WWI conflicts, is in my view a complete hypocrite. It matters not what your political beliefs are, or if you are a pacifist. Those young men died doing what they thought was right and if they hadn’t, life could’ve turned out very differently and not for the better. Amaizing that they fought for freedoms of expression, so that some ******** 100 years later could use their “freedom of expression” not to honour that sacrifice. It would’ve been very different if these men hadn’t been willing to lose their lives for that freedom. So no matter who you are, honour the dead. They were willing to lose their lives, so you could have yours...
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(Original post by NJA)
To those that say "no", you may be interested to know what Nazi plans were if they won.
British men would have become slaves, British women would be baby factories for Nazi men, if you are a Jew you would not exist if you are non-white you would have a fate somewhere between jew and white British.

Enjoy your day!
The poppy is more accosiated with WW1 than WW2, hence people wear it in November and not in May.

So that point about Nazis does not really have relevance.
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