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Lest we forget....



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Since 1921, the poppy has been worn as a symbol of remembrance for those soldiers who were lost in the "war to end all wars". In 1934, Britain's Peace Pledge Union began promoting the wearing of white poppies ¹ as symbols of remembrance for all those who perished in war. This campaign for a warless world continues today "to put an end to a social institution, which in the last decade alone killed over 10 million children".




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In Flanders Fields

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.


[...]
'In Flanders Fields' by John McRae



» Veterans Affairs Canada Remembers
» Veterans Affairs Canada - The Books of Remembrance
» The Royal Canadian Legion - poppy & remembrance
» Peace Pledge Union: White Poppies for a Culture of Peace




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1. Please note that the "white poppy" campaign is not without controversy. On their website, the Peace Pledge Union writes "The [Women's Cooperative] Guild stressed that the white poppy was not intended as an insult to those who died in the First World War - a war in which many of the women lost husbands, brothers, sons and lovers."

However, to prevent argument and ill will in a time that should be devoted to solemn reflection, some peace activists suggest the wearing of the white peace dove as an alternative to the white poppy.




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» White Peace Dove
» Canadian Centres for Teaching Peace




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