Saturday, 8 November 2014

The Purple Poppy

Tomorrow is Armistice Day, the day England remembers those who lost their lives protecting our nation during the many conflicts of the past 100 or so years. Traditionally we will wear a red poppy as a symbol of remembering those whose lives were extinguished in such huge numbers and often so young. There were millions of other victims of war too.......

The Purple Poppy

What it means: This poppy was created in 2006 to remember the animal victims of war. All donations go to the charity Animal Aid, who say of their appeal: "During human conflicts, animals have been used as messengers, for detection, scouting and rescue, as beasts of burden and on the front line. Please wear a purple poppy and help us to raise awareness of these forgotten victims." "Animals are not heroes, they are victims. They do not give their lives, they are taken."

How to wear it: Alongside your purple, white and/or red poppy.
War affects all living things. Lest we forget.

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