Saturday, 8 November 2008
Remembrance Sunday today will have plenty of people walking around with red poppies. While being very keen to remember those people who have died, I dislike the association that red poppies have with war. The military parades that are part of Remembrance Sunday seem to glorify war and I don't believe that we should do that. There is nothing glorious about war and given that the UK continues its illegal occupation of Iraq, we must make a stand for peace.
The white poppy, calling for peace, is more appropriate and I would like to see it worn more often at this time of year.