Poppies displayed on the Forum Heading

Discussion in 'Network Information, Suggestions and Feedback' started by Ron Goldstein, Oct 31, 2013.

  1. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    Thank you !

  2. Tom Canning

    Tom Canning WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    I shall be wearing my poppy to-morrow - Sunday 1st - and every day until the 12th

  3. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Good to see VP, I've put mine up too.
  4. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    Plus the number is significant, there being Eleven.

    A very nice touch.

  5. Lotus7

    Lotus7 Well-Known Member

    Very fitting and tastefully done. I wear my with pride

  6. Little Friend

    Little Friend Senior Member

    Very fitting indeed ! They look great ! I have been wearing mine since Friday....with pride !!
  7. ritsonvaljos

    ritsonvaljos Senior Member

    I bought my poppies on the first day they were being sold this year. There are many who are still being helped by the sale of poppies.

    The Remembrance poppy links the past, the present and the future.

    Remember those who have died in war,
    Remember those who have been bereaved by war,
    Remember those wounded, injured or have died in serving their country,
    Remember those who are serving their country now and in the years to come.
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  8. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    I like the poppies.
    And I even remembered how to put them back on the mobile view... somewhat to my surprise.

    Always feels right to me from the 1st onwards, though lord knows I'll not overtly decry anyone doing whatever they like with their little red flower, it's a very public symbol, but a very private one too!

    Any symbolism/numerology/bullet hole appearance of the header is, I assure you, purely coincidental. Nothing more than an aesthetic choice went into it.

    Give generously! (As they used to say... do they still say that?)

    Royal British Legion - Poppy Appeal 2015
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  9. Brian Smith

    Brian Smith Junior Member

    Good to see the poppies back. Also good to see so many people wearing them as I walk around. Brian
  10. ritsonvaljos

    ritsonvaljos Senior Member

    Poppy display, Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and Military History, Brussels:

    During a recent visit to Brussels I visited the Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and Military History at Brussels. At the entrance to a special centenary exhibition about the 1914- 1918 war was a poppy display of the Royal British Legion (see attached photograph).

    The poppy exhibit was given the following heading:

    "Shoulder to shoulder with all who Serve".

    It confirms the mission of the Royal British Legion is underpinned by 'four pillars':

    1. welfare

    2. comradeship

    3. representation

    4. Comradeship.

    Its beneficiaries are at the heart of all that the British Legion does.

    The simplicity and layout of this display is as good as any I have seen and makes it clear what the R.B.L. does in the modern era and has done in the past.

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  11. 17thDYRCH

    17thDYRCH Senior Member Patron

    The Canadian poppies are less sturdy than their British counterpart. From November 1st to the 11th, I will probably lose a dozen and will be more than happy to replace the lost ones with more coinage to the Legion poppy boxes.
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  12. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    The RBL has changed the header from "Shoulder to Shoulder with all who serve" to "Live On", which personally I feel is not good. I am not alone in this thinking and heartened that the older version was being used.

  13. 4jonboy

    4jonboy Daughter of a 56 Recce Patron

    Good to see the poppies back on the header. Thanks Adam.

  14. SDP

    SDP Incurable Cometoholic

    Thanks Adam. Sincerely appreciated.
  15. Lofty1

    Lofty1 Senior Member

    Worth a share I thought

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  16. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    Thanks Adam !

  17. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    Great to see the poppies back.

  18. Lotus7

    Lotus7 Well-Known Member

    Nice to see the Poppies again thanks Adam

  19. 17thDYRCH

    17thDYRCH Senior Member Patron

    Very good to see the Poppies back on the site. I am at a loss to explain why I have not lost any of the flimsy Canadian ones yet. But, it is early days....
  20. ritsonvaljos

    ritsonvaljos Senior Member

    Among other things, I regard the red poppy as a symbol of Remembrance of what happened in the past, a means to help ex-servicemen and women and their families in the present and a symbol of hope for a peaceful future.

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