Wear Your Poppy With Pride.

Discussion in 'All Anniversaries' started by Maywalk, Nov 7, 2006.

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  1. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Kyt,
    The W**** Poppy.
    Don't even mention it here. :)
    It doesn't go down well.
     
  2. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    So what if the poppy goes tatty, falls off or you can't find last years, make another donnation.
    I always wear my poppy with pride and look forward to rememberance Sunday, it's such a sobbering occasion,hero worship is wasted on here today gone tomorrow pop stars and medicore people who are famous for being famous.
    Hear hear!

    As for the white poppy?... appalling.
    Probably best I don't get started on this as I once got into a stand up fight over this travesty, 30's origin or not In my opinionated opinion it's an insult to the real mccoy. ;)
    My Money goes to the Legion rather than any peace pledge Union.
    Cheers,
    Adam.
     
  3. Gerard

    Gerard Seelow/Prora

    I'm not sure if this was posted before but in Ireland its never been that popular due to the troubles in the North. However its starting to gain poularity and I think its a noble and wonderful sentiment.
     
  4. Kyt

    Kyt Very Senior Member

    Kyt,
    The W**** Poppy.
    Don't even mention it here. :smile:
    It doesn't go down well.Hear hear!

    and

    As for the white poppy?... appalling.
    Probably best I don't get started on this as I once got into a stand up fight over this travesty, 30's origin or not In my opinionated opinion it's an insult to the real mccoy. ;)
    My Money goes to the Legion rather than any peace pledge Union.
    Cheers,
    Adam.

    Cheers guys - hadn't realised that it was such a hot potatoe. I knew that the roots were contentious (as were they for the red poppy in some countries) but I thought people's views might have changed. Apologies for any offence.
     
  5. Kitty

    Kitty Very Senior Member

    To repeat myself, I hadn't realised the enamel badge was for RBL members only, I have four of them, bought two last year and this year at Chatsworth Country Fair from the RBL stand. I wear one all year round, but still give a lot of money to the collecting tin each year.
    Quick question, is the poppy sold in Germany for their veterans, or do they do something different?
    And i know what is as rare as hens teeth, the poppy umbrella. Black, but when opened the entire centre is the poppy. Can't get one for love nor money.
     
  6. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    And i know what is as rare as hens teeth, the poppy umbrella. Black, but when opened the entire centre is the poppy. Can't get one for love nor money.
    Really? I use my battered example regularly, bought it a few years ago at Beltring for £4 to keep the sun off.
     
  7. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

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  8. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    It's called a 'Rembrella'??
    Funny.
    I appear to have the 'golf' style. :mellow:
     
  9. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

  10. vailron

    vailron Senior Member

    i would. but i have not seen any on sale here in shetland????
     
  11. Kitty

    Kitty Very Senior Member

    I bought my Mum and Mum-in-law one each for Christmas a few years ago from the WFA.
    Kitty look here or Google for Rembrella
    http://www.greatwar.co.uk/umbrella/terms/t&c.htm

    Owen I owe you mate. Just ordered one for my mum for christmas. She's wanted one since she saw a woman with one 2 years ago. Never been able to track them down before. Cheers! :cheers:
     
  12. Gibbo

    Gibbo Senior Member

    The organisations that favour the white poppy always seem to get a lot of publicity but has anybody ever seen somebody wearing one or them on sale? I haven't.

    To avoid doubt, I'm asking out of curiosity & a suspicion that this group get far more publicity than its support justifies, I've no intention of buying one.
     
  13. James Harvey

    James Harvey Senior Member

    I now have my cross with poppy attached ready for my local remembrance parade on sunday.

    Managed to pick up one from a local seller,

    I always purchase a poppy from a veteran selling them even if it means buying 3 in one day, i feel the boxes left on shop counters lose the appeal a bit as they are mixed with all the other charity collection tins. I also like chatting to the veterans which you can't do with the boxes left in shops.
     
  14. Kitty

    Kitty Very Senior Member

  15. djcrtoye

    djcrtoye Member

    Makes my blood boil to see such comments. Who is he to tell the veterens that the poppy is unchristian and you should be wearing that other poppy instead. Many people didn't want to go to war but they had to for his freedom of speech many didn't return. As a symbol the red poppy is known for its place in ww1.
     
  16. Brian C

    Brian C Member

    I'm not sure if this was posted before but in Ireland its never been that popular due to the troubles in the North. However its starting to gain poularity and I think its a noble and wonderful sentiment.
    I glad to see the poppy being more widely accepted in the south. During both wars many men from the south volunteered and died. It's only right that they are shown respect and remeberance, unfortunately politicians have blinkers when it comes to certain parts of the worlds history.
     
  17. Brian C

    Brian C Member

    It never was a soldiers freedom to pick or choose his wars. Politics are for politicians ,fightings for the brave. Of course nobody wants wars but they happen, we need to show our respect and gratitued for the fallen,those who served and the men and women who continue to do the work they are tasked with. It's the Red poppy for me!
     
  18. vailron

    vailron Senior Member

    i eventually managed to get my poppy, the only place here in shetland selling them is boots the chemist, not even the british legion have them. bloody disgrace that they are so hard to come by up here, yet the local british makes a really big issue about rememberance sunday, then they do not even sell the poppies?????????
     
  19. adamcotton

    adamcotton Senior Member

    Here's a liitle known fact about poppys and why they are used to commerate the dead of wars past.

    It is widely assumed that poppys are used because not only does their red colour symbolise bloodshed, but of course they also grow prolifically on the fields of Flanders where so many battles in WW1 took place. However, the symbolism goes deeper, because poppys actually grow best in earth that has been disturbed, and as peace settled once more over Flanders in 1918 the shell churned and devestated earth actually provided the best conditions imaginable for the poppys to grow, and they flourished in numbers undreamt of before the war started. It was this juxtaposition of life and death - this flourishing of life from devestated earth - that so poignantly reflected the new peace and chance of life born from the carnage of war, so the poppy became the symbol of future hope and a sacrament to the fallen.
     
  20. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

    In Flanders Fields

    by John McCrae, May 1915
    In Flanders fields the poppies blow
    Between the crosses, row on row,
    That mark our place; and in the sky
    The larks, still bravely singing, fly
    Scarce heard amid the guns below.
    We are the Dead. Short days ago
    We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
    Loved and were loved, and now we lie
    In Flanders fields.

    Take up our quarrel with the foe:
    To you from failing hands we throw
    The torch; be yours to hold it high.
    If ye break faith with us who die
    We shall not sleep,
    though poppies grow
    In Flanders fields.
     

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