Red lips are not so red As the stained stones kissed by the English dead. — Wilfred Owen (war poet) Each brave soldier – never forgotten
In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place. — J McCrae
On this armistice day we should mourn all the war dead, the senseless loss of life and destruction, the tragedies of Afghanistan and Iraq. — Jeremy Corbyn MP
On Armistice Day, remember those who gave their lives for freedom; remember too those who devote their lives to reconciliation. — Peter Marsden FRRME Director
We must never forget those killed in our name, we must never forget those who challenge war choosing to promote peace in our name. Amen. — John Cooper
Remember all that garbage in the mainstream media that the camp had to be cleared by Remembrance Day? These pictures say it all.
I always feel slightly queezy at wearing a red poppy. Its true meaning is the spilt blood in the fields of France, but sadly it also gets hijacked to represent nationalism, jingoism, the glorification of war. Things it was never meant to be. Today we had the crass comment from the Secretary of State for Defence saying wearing a red poppy showed support for the war in Afghanistan!
There is also a white poppy for peace.
We should respect those who wear white or red popies, the choice is theirs, not ours to dictate.
Today I met a man who was selling white and red poppies, something I have never seen before.
On the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month we observe a two minutes silence for those who have fallen in war.
- Pause for thought: red and white poppies
– Occupy London to mark Remembrance weekend
– Occupy London protesters ‘will not obstruct remembrance events’
– Armistice Day marked by defence secretary in Afghanistan
– How the Cenotaph and red poppies became symbols of war
– In Remembrance