Poppy Day

From Heroes to Homeless

Ann Chadwick | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK
Ann Chadwick

I was part of the team that helped set up a Veterans Artisan Bakery at The Beacon- a flagship veterans support centre - near Catterick Garrison.

We Will Remember Them - Lest we Forget

Stacey Lucas | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK
Stacey Lucas

On the 11th month of the 11th day of the 11th hour, we will remember our fallen. We also pay tribute to the many men and women who still protect our country, through the skies, on the ground, through the shores and combating planned attacks. We also remember the ladies and gentlemen who have fallen in recent wars.

Remembrance Is for Looking Forward, as Well as Back

Patrick Stannah | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Patrick Stannah

It is easy to look on your younger years through a softer lens. We talk of 'those halcyon days'; we tell children 'school days are the best days of your lives'. It is not a natural human trait to live only for today, or to ignore the lure of greener grass.

Matthew Tucker

'War Is Organised Murder'

HuffingtonPost.com | Matthew Tucker | Posted 10.11.2013 | UK

On Armistice Day, we can think of no better tribute than to give you the damning verdict on war, massacre and brutality, from the mouths of those who ...

Rebuilding the World on Foundations of Love and Peace

Ana Tzarev | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ana Tzarev

For those of us who have known the heavy weight of war - whether we have witnessed its toll on a beloved veteran, lost a soul held dear, or outlived the fight ourselves - the message of the poppy is not felt only on Remembrance Day.

Wearing a Poppy Is Not a Comment on Politics or Military Intervention

Gemma Doyle | Posted 30.12.2013 | UK Politics
Gemma Doyle

Wearing a poppy is not a comment on politics or military intervention. I doubt that everyone who wears a poppy agrees with all aspects of British foreign and military policy dating back to the first ever Poppy Day in 1921. If you object to British foreign policy, about the worst way you could express that is in a decision not to wear a poppy, because that decision only impacts on some of those who face consequences of the policy - whether or not they agree with it - not on those of us who are actually responsible for the decisions.

For Every Poppy's Petal, A Story of Remembrance

Ana Tzarev | Posted 29.12.2013 | UK
Ana Tzarev

To this day, I believe the Royal British Legion's legacy of providing necessary care to veterans and their families makes them one of the finest and most worthwhile charities.

Why I No Longer Feel Comfortable Wearing a Poppy

Madeleine Fry | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Madeleine Fry

I should probably point out that I'm not against the original meaning behind Poppy Day: remembering how Britain twice sent a whole generation of its young men off to be slaughtered, and that future generations should be able to live without the fear of enduring such violence. Yet that meaning often seems to get forgotten as Remembrance Sunday becomes a celebration of jingoism and militarism, where the victims of British aggression in wars past and present are rarely mentioned.

Buckley Poppy Designs for Remembrance Day!

Claire Lynch | Posted 24.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Lynch

The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month... the moment hostilities ended in World War 1, and what we now know to be Armistice day, Remembrance day, or Poppy day. Whatever you call it, it's a significant day that every one of us should acknowledge.

Let Us Forget...

Grainne Gillis | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Grainne Gillis

There are not many things I dislike about living in London. Of course, the weather could be better sometimes; transport could definitely be improved upon; and an increase in the living wage would help most ordinary Londoners. But the one day of the year I have come to absolutely loathe and despise in over a decade of living in this great city is Remembrance Sunday.

Art At War: 25 Paintings For Remembrance Day

The Huffington Post UK | Sam Parker | Posted 25.10.2012 | Home

Unlike many national events, Remembrance Day comes around each year with a quiet sort of dignity. No great fanfare, no build up and no complaints. ...

Poppy Appeal Gets David Cameron's Approval - And His Money

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 25.10.2012 | UK

David Cameron dug deep on Thursday to make his contribution to the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal. The prime minister posed on the doorstep of N...

Royal British Legion 'Devastated' By Theft Of Thousands Of Poppies

PA | Posted 29.08.2012 | UK

Around 6,000 poppies, service medals and memorial plaques have been stolen from a Royal British Legion centre. The items, along with poppy wreaths,...

Why You Risk the Wrath of the Righteous Few if You Leave Your Poppy at Home

The Guyliner | Posted 31.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle
The Guyliner

Wear your poppy with pride, yes - and I shall once more this year - but don't feel that little red paper flower gives you special dispensation to shame those who don't. That is not the brand of freedom our soldiers fought for.