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So now we have black poppies to remember black soldiers. Well I'm sorry but I will only be wearing a red one. To me a poppy is for all the fallen no matter colour they are. Why is everything turned to race.

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So now we have black poppies to remember black soldiers. Well I'm sorry but I will only be wearing a red one. To me a poppy is for all the fallen no matter colour they are. Why is everything turned to race.

 

I agree.

 

Red poppies are to signify the poppies that grew in the shell holes on the battlefields and the blood that spilled.

 

I wonder what would happen if someone suggested white poppies to commemorate the white soldiers that fell?

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Totaly agree with you. I always thought the poppy signified blood spilt dureing war's and to my knowlege no-matter what color you are we all have the same color blood .

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All hell would let lose and that person would be called a racists.

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I was always told that it was because they were the first flowers to grow on the Somme battlefields after the war.

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I agree.

 

Red poppies are to signify the poppies that grew in the shell holes on the battlefields and the blood that spilled.

 

I wonder what would happen if someone suggested white poppies to commemorate the white soldiers that fell?

 

I suspect the people that wear white poppies as a symbol of pacifism would complain Liz.

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So now we have black poppies to remember black soldiers. Well I'm sorry but I will only be wearing a red one. To me a poppy is for all the fallen no matter colour they are. Why is everything turned to race.

 

Don't buy one then.

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So now we have black poppies to remember black soldiers. Well I'm sorry but I will only be wearing a red one. To me a poppy is for all the fallen no matter colour they are. Why is everything turned to race.

 

I'll continue to wear a red poppy, however I think the black poppy is merely to highlight the contributions of black & Asian commonwealth servicemen who history hasn't remembered with the same enthusiasm as others.

 

---------- Post added 09-11-2016 at 19:58 ----------

 

All hell would let lose and that person would be called a racists.

 

Calm down dear

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I'll continue to wear a red poppy, however I think the black poppy is merely to highlight the contributions of black & Asian commonwealth servicemen who history hasn't remembered with the same enthusiasm as others.

talking of which fella theres a forgotten history of black britons documentary on BBC at 9

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I suspect the people that wear white poppies as a symbol of pacifism would complain Liz.

 

indeed they do, john snow the c4 newscaster used to wear on.

 

when he started it caused quite a kerfuffle amongst the shouty types

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talking of which fella theres a forgotten history of black britons documentary on BBC at 9

 

Thanks Mel :thumbsup:

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I'll continue to wear a red poppy, however I think the black poppy is merely to highlight the contributions of black & Asian commonwealth servicemen who history hasn't remembered with the same enthusiasm as others.

 

A black poppy reduces the subject to one that is purely about colour. I thought we as a society were trying to move away from such things.

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