White poppies sold ‘for peace’

By David Newble

Sunday, November 4, 2012


WHITE poppies for peace are on sale to commemorate all soldiers who have died in wars around the world.

White poppies were first produced in 1933 by women, who had been mothers, sisters, widows and sweethearts of men killed in the First World War.

They are intended to be a challenge against the waging of new wars, which cause the deaths of more soldiers or civilians.

White poppies are on sale at Ventnor Community Cafe, at the Newport Quaker meeting (every Sunday, 10.45am, at Quay Arts) or by e-mailing ctjmurph@hotmail.com

Money raised goes to the Peace Pledge Union.

• A purple poppy wreath will be laid at St Thomas’s Square on Remembrance Sunday for the first time to remember animals killed in wars.

Reporter: davidn@iwcpmail.co.uk


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by Peter Lewis

5th November 2012, at 11:34:44

You are free to choose which one you want to wear, the point has laready been made by another poster.

Freedom is always paid for dearly. Respect other peoples choices while we all remember the awful price paid. Remember too, we do not live in the ideal world we all wish we did.

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by Mike Crowe

5th November 2012, at 08:42:29

I wonder how many people associate the white poppy with the white feather?

I do and therefore would never wear one. Red Poppy for me with pride.

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by Stephen Elliott

4th November 2012, at 23:07:27

What's wrong with red poppies????

Is this a case of creating more paid CEO's!?!

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