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In which an old dog attempts to learn new tricks.
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White poppies for peace
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seaivy From: seaivy Date: November 7th, 2016 05:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
we used to do poppies but then there got to be competing groups selling competing colors
the original meaning got lost

WW1 had different meaning for us - poppies were associated also with WW2 - our Veterans of Foreign Wars sold them
But Viet Nam really made things difficult and eventually eliminated poppies
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: November 7th, 2016 05:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
The Royal British Legion have a monopoly on poppies here and I must admit that, despite my ambivalence to the poppies, I rather liked the hijab covered in poppies. Our right-wing louts tend to forget that many Muslims fought and died in the British armed forces.
julesjones From: julesjones Date: November 8th, 2016 07:52 am (UTC) (Link)
I noticed a few years ago that the Legion sells other faith (including atheist) versions of the small wooden cross with a poppy in the centre. The Legion remembers, even if the louts don't.
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