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The rainbow poppy? No, thanks.red one to remember EVERYONE who gave their lives
11-08-2019, 09:51 PM
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Cup The rainbow poppy? No, thanks.red one to remember EVERYONE who gave their lives
As the UK approaches Remembrance Sunday and the country prepares to commemorate the sacrifices of those who died in war, an aspect of the broader culture war has intruded.
When visitors to the battlefields of Flanders in 1919 and 1920 and saw that the place where so many soldiers had died was red with poppy flowers, it became adopted as a symbol of those who died in military service. By 1921 the red poppy has become an official symbol in Britain. This year, the appearance of rainbow-coloured poppies produced to remember homosexual military personnel killed in service has caused an argument to break out. Commentators (including servicemen) have requested gay activists not to politicise the poppy and – in my view – this seems a fair and reasonable request. It is not as if people wishing to explore and promote gay history do not have ample opportunities to do so. The memorial poppy seems an inappropriate area for activism.


https://www.rt.com/op-ed/472953-rainbow-...ce-sunday/
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11-08-2019, 09:51 PM
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RE: The rainbow poppy? No, thanks.red one to remember EVERYONE who gave their lives
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