Peace Pledge Union’s white poppy project

Each year PPU’s white poppies project challenges the war-condoning values of embedded in many traditional remembrance ceremonies.The red poppy symbol was first used in France to raise funds for children orphaned during the 1914-18 war and was quickly taken over to raise funds for the very people engaged in that war. The white poppy began as a message, mostly from women, many of whom were mothers, sisters, widows and sweethearts of men killed in the First World War. They, like many others, began to feel with the rising domestic and international tensions that the war to end all wars, in which their men had been maimed, killed or languished in prison for refusing to fight, would be followed by an even worse war.

Today, the international white poppy project asks us to remember all the victims of war; the innocent civilans, of all ages, as well as the servicemen.

Andy Chyba has a small supply of the PPU white poppies available, or you can order some here, to share with like minded people: http://www.ppu.org.uk/ppushop/

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