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poppies for remembrance

poppies for remembrance © ejm


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".


Some peace activists suggest the wearing of the white peace dove as an alternative to the white poppy.


To see doves and more poppies, please go to


"Lest we forget..." white and red poppies (© ejm November 2009)


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Taken on November 11, 2010