Poppies and peace
Controversies over red vs white poppies have gone viral this year. One Globe & Mail correspondent argued today that “corporate Canada” should make red poppies compulsory for all employees. A Huffington Post columnist wrote that she’s passing on the red poppy because “I’m starting to feel like it represents a support for all of my country’s military action…. ” Seems like the real issue is how to avoid war, live in peace and discuss how to do so without so much acrimony. Let’s talk peace. www.peacequest.ca
November 21, 2013 @ 2:14 am
I served in the Canadian Army from 1960 until 1995. With time in NORAD and in Europe.
The Cold War was always there to remind us what we were doing.
I have no problem with the use of the white poppy to represent peace as I do not remember a single person I served with who advocated war. I see no reason why a VET. should not be able to wear both on 11 Nov.
Any one who has been to war does not want to repeat it. (or their children) Any one who has not been to war does not want to experience it unless it is to defend the nation.
Both peace and war exist, It is good that we have loyal and courageous representatives of both in the fight. Do we surrender our lives and good name because we refuse to fight?