“This year I will wear the Poppy for the very last time.”

This article on the Guardian today is quite powerful and important.  Someone remarked on the fact that I wasn’t wearing a poppy on the street for  the other day saying:’ Is it because you aren’t British?’ I am British actually.  But I do not like the implication that I wasn’t, just because I wasn’t wearing one.  The poppy is becoming a marker of belonging, of ‘Britishness’ and this could not be further from its origins as a symbol of remembrance of a war that was supposed to end all wars…

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