What Should I Do With My Poppy?

On Wednesday last week I took off my poppy. I had worn it to symbolise something but symbols are less important than the things they symbolise so at the end of the prescribed period for remembrance I yanked the poppy from my lapel, gently, and then had to decide what should become of the red and green paper and plastic which I had worn. Continue reading

How to Serve Your Country

There has been much talk of serving one’s county. Such talk will intensify as we come to the season of remembrance when we collectively mourn those who served their countries and died for it. In the United Kingdom (still more or less united) folk will wear plastic poppies as a sign of respect for the dead, making small contributions to help the families of the dead and to help the war wounded. Continue reading