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    Um I didn't find anything on this before so sorry if I'm being a dummy.

    I was just wondering what everyone thinks about poppies. Not too many people wear them at school for remembrance. My dad always makes me wear one but I don't mind because it shows respect for the sacrifices made for us. He even got one of those neat big plastic poppies for the car! (Maybe I should wear one of them, that would be funny )
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    I always wear a around this time of year.
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    I always wear one when I can, usually just for the week before, not over a month like the newsreaders.
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    I love wearing them this time of year. It's awesome to see so many people wearing them
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    I don't wear it but I do donate to the RBL each november.
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    <crazy ramblings>
    I honestly don't understand why it is expected that you will wear one. I think it's great that people do, but why is this the only time that so many people all donate money to one cause?
    I feel that there are more important issues in the world than those that money from the sale of poppies will go to, yet quite a few people find it strange if you don't have one.
    Don't get me wrong, I think remembrance is really important, I just don't know why it should be treated so differently to other causes. Thousands of times more people die of aids/poverty/malnutrition etc each year than in war yet these issues don't have the same publicity/public opinions.
    </crazy ramblings>
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    White poppies ftw
    I buy a red one too though just because I feel guilty about not wearing one.
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    I wear a red and a white poppy.
    I will respect those who fight, but I will not condone the fighting.
    The British Legion do awesome work, don't get me wrong. But since when has war ever had a happy ending?
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    (Original post by QuantumTheory)
    I wear a red and a white poppy.
    I will respect those who fight, but I will not condone the fighting.
    The British Legion do awesome work, don't get me wrong. But since when has war ever had a happy ending?
    Depends on what you are fighting for, and whether you are on the winning side.

    Sometimes diplomacy and conciliation does not work. Sometimes you have to take a stand.
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    (Original post by martin-jesusfreak)
    <crazy ramblings>

    Don't get me wrong, I think remembrance is really important, I just don't know why it should be treated so differently to other causes. Thousands of times more people die of aids/poverty/malnutrition etc each year than in war yet these issues don't have the same publicity/public opinions.
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    Well, there's World Aids Day, Comic Relief, Children in Need... in my opinion, they (especially the last two) get more publicity than Remembrance Day.

    I buy/wear the poppy the week before Remembrance Sunday :yep:
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    i try to wear one when i can

    i hate how people have the leaf upside down
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    Wear one every year. This year has been different, worn about three at separate times. Damned stickies keep falling off, give us back our pins!
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    (Original post by Celtic_Anthony)
    Wear one every year. This year has been different, worn about three at separate times. Damned stickies keep falling off, give us back our pins!
    You didn't get a pin?
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    I always wear one at this time of year . I bought an enamel pin one from Tescos the other day, so I"m currently wearing 2 ,a paper one and my pin..
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    (Original post by Cooro)
    Well, there's World Aids Day, Comic Relief, Children in Need... in my opinion, they (especially the last two) get more publicity than Remembrance Day.

    I buy/wear the poppy the week before Remembrance Sunday :yep:
    ...and they both get significantly more donations.
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    (Original post by Cooro)
    Well, there's World Aids Day, Comic Relief, Children in Need... in my opinion, they (especially the last two) get more publicity than Remembrance Day.

    I buy/wear the poppy the week before Remembrance Sunday :yep:
    Ok, that's true actually, I hadn't thought of those!
    It still seems like there is more of an expectation that you will buy a poppy than support these other causes, maybe I'm just imagining that though.
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    (Original post by martin-jesusfreak)
    . Thousands of times more people die of aids/poverty/malnutrition etc each year than in war yet these issues don't have the same publicity/public opinions.
    Did you seriously even read what you just wrote?

    If you can, thank your teacher. If you can read it in English, wear a ******* poppy.
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    (Original post by Redemption)
    Did you seriously even read what you just wrote?

    If you can, thank your teacher. If you can read it in English, wear a ******* poppy.
    Yes, I can read that, and I did...Although I can make very little sense of your post:confused:
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    (Original post by Cooro)
    You didn't get a pin?
    Scottish Poppies are different from English ones- no leaf and no pin, you get a stalk if you are lucky.
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    (Original post by Celtic_Anthony)
    Scottish Poppies are different from English ones- no leaf and no pin, you get a stalk if you are lucky.
    :giggle: I know there was some crackdown on pins in some of the schools around here- too unsafe to give kids pointy things, obviously.
 
 
 
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