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Friday, 11 November 2016
Remembering the Dead on Armistice Day
The only consolation of this week was going to a school open evening and seeing all the history/politics teachers wearing white poppies. This is from the Peace Union website.
'Remember all the victims of war
White Poppies recall all victims of all wars, including victims of wars that are still being fought. This includes people of all nationalities. It includes both civilians and members of armed forces. Today, over 90% of people killed in warfare are civilians.
In wearing White Poppies, we remember all those killed in war, all those wounded in body or mind, the millions who have been made sick or homeless by war and the families and communities torn apart. We also remember those killed or imprisoned for refusing to fight and for resisting war.'