The remembrance poppy is an artificial flower, which has been used since 1921 to commemorate military personnel who have died in war, and represents a common or field poppy, Papaver rhoeas. Wikipedia
"When the poppy was first adopted as the symbol of remembrance it was shortly after the end of the first world war, when almost every family in the land still felt the raw grief of the time. In an utterly unintended way the remembrance customs now serve to sanitise war and even to make the military option a respectable political option."
Wearing a poppy was a pledge of peace. Now it serves to sanitise war
It’s time to change British remembrance traditions to refocus on how we…
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'Television bumpkins shed their crocodile tears only for the dead of First and Second World Wars'
The poppy has become a symbol of racism – I have never worn one, and now I never will