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    What's the white poppy all about then ?

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    zathrus
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    What's the white poppy all about then ?

    Post by zathrus on Thu 05 Nov 2015, 1:30 pm

    Recently I have seen a few people going about with a white poppy on their lapels rather than a red one in remembrance of our fallen ones.

    I wondered what this white poppy was all about, so I Googled it.

    It seems that an entity called the Peace Pledge Union, or ( PPU ), are the ones responsible for the white poppy.

    If anybody is interested in wearing a white poppy along with the red poppy for remembrance they can be found here: http://www.ppu.org.uk/whitepoppy/

    They do not appear to be available from any ordinary street-level source that I know about.
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    Re: What's the white poppy all about then ?

    Post by papa_umau on Fri 06 Nov 2015, 12:57 pm

    Thanks for that Zathrus; I too have seen a few people wearing this white poppy and wondered what it stood for.

    The only problem I see is that it has not had enough publicity, and it is now too late to send away for them to be worn at remembrance day ceremonies on Sunday the 8th.


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    Re: What's the white poppy all about then ?

    Post by Angie baby on Sat 07 Nov 2015, 1:31 pm

    I cannot understand why this peace-group waited so long to get "in-our-faces" over the buying and wearing of the white poppies.

    I too might have bought and wore one if I could have easily found them.
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    Re: What's the white poppy all about then ?

    Post by papa_umau on Sun 08 Nov 2015, 12:31 pm

    I am sure that the group behind the white poppy, the ( PPU ), or Peace Pledge Union will get started advertising it much earlier next year so that we have a bit more time to be able to buy it.


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    Re: What's the white poppy all about then ?

    Post by Hell's Granny on Thu 19 Nov 2015, 5:32 pm

    The white poppy has been going for at least ten years to my knowledge, but did you know there is also a Purple Poppy? this is in remembrance of all the animals that served in wars.
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    Re: What's the white poppy all about then ?

    Post by papa_umau on Fri 20 Nov 2015, 1:58 pm

    Thanks for that HG. I did not know about the purple poppy either.


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