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Last Of Tower Of London Poppies 'Picked' In Striking Time-Lapse Video

Huffington Post UK/ PA | Sara C Nelson | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK

The last of the Tower of London poppies has been “picked” and the ceramic blooms are now on their way to their new owners. There were 888,246 ...

Let Us Remember Them, Not Just on Remembrance Sunday or 11 November, But All Year Round

Jonathan Arnott | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK Politics
Jonathan Arnott

Every day should be Remembrance Day. We should treat our war veterans with respect all year round, honour the military covenant and make sure that those injured or psychologically scarred in the line of duty get the care and medical treatment they deserve. My Party has views on how that should best be achieved, but this is not a time for partisan politics.

Power to the Poppy

Laura Blumenthal | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK Politics
Laura Blumenthal

A picture is worth a thousand words and the blood red poppy speaks most powerfully of all. Although multiple pins and poppies are lost throughout the remembrance time please do continue to buy poppies as every donation goes towards a truly worthy cause, to those it is difficult to articulate your immense appreciation.

Poppies for the Fallen: Art Reflects Upon Remembrance Day

Ana Tzarev | Posted 07.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ana Tzarev

In memory of the fallen, artist Paul Cummins and stage designer Tom Piper have created an awe-inspiring art piece to surround the Tower of London: "Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red" brings 888,246 ceramic poppies to the foot of the landmark, filling the encircling moat with arresting colour.

Jack Sommers

British Military's First Imam Speaks Out On The Poppy Hijab

HuffingtonPost.com | Jack Sommers | Posted 07.11.2014 | UK

One of the most senior Muslims working with the British military has backed the controversial poppy hijab, saying Muslims who try to emphasise their B...

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.

PHOTOS: A Beautiful Sea Of Red Poppies

The Huffington Post | Elliot Wagland & Tahira Mirza & Michael Cripps | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK

The Tower of London is currently being besieged by a deluge of tourists and Londoners alike, who are queuing around the block to see a river of poppie...

Poppy Hijab - Desperate Times Call for Desperate Measures

Dilly Hussain | Posted 31.10.2014 | UK Politics
Dilly Hussain

The poppy hijab is a counterproductive and patronising campaign, which singles out Muslims as being a suspect community whose allegiance lies elsewhere. Many British Muslims do put their religion before their nationality but that doesn't make them any less integrated.

All Charity is Evil

Matt Lacey | Posted 02.02.2014 | UK Comedy
Matt Lacey

From then, each month now has a designated charity aim, with January's 'dryathalon' all the way to 'Stoptober'. Alongside these, people will be engaging in so-called fun runs and comedy nights across the country. What's wrong with that? It's all for a good cause, they say as they proffer their jangling buckets.

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.

LOOK: Ukip Accused Over 'Inappropriate' Wreath

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.11.2013 | UK

Ukip has been getting some stick this morning for placing Remembrance wreaths emblazoned with the party logo. In Lincolnshire, a party chairman apo...

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.

The Colour of the Poppy Doesn't Matter, But What We Remember Does

Alex Ford | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Alex Ford

It's that time of year again. When we remember. Remember the fallen, remember the dead. Remember those who have given their lives in wars throughout the last 100 years or so, in service of us, those left behind to have a free, decent and peaceful life.

Labour MP Takes On Journalist Over Her Refusal To Wear A Poppy

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.11.2013 | UK

A shadow defence minister has rebuked a journalist who said she no longer felt comfortable wearing a Remembrance poppy. Gemma Doyle said the decisi...

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.

Poppy Politics

Patrick Thompson | Posted 28.12.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Patrick Thompson

This week the University of London Union released a statement telling its 120,000 student members that there would be no official presence at the ceremonies of remembrance from ULU. Individual members of the union's staff and sabbatical officers will be free to attend in a personal capacity, but not as representatives of the union itself.

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.

Morrisons Worker Suspended For Wearing Lee Rigby Tribute Poppy

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.05.2013 | UK

A supermarket worker has been suspended for wearing a Help for Heroes bracelet and a poppy in tribute to Drummer Lee Rigby, killed in Woolwich last We...

Lest We Forget? The Irish Did

Scott De Buitléir | Posted 12.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Scott De Buitléir

Whether right or wrong, it's extremely uncommon in Ireland to see anyone wearing a poppy, commemorating those who died while serving in the British Army. If one were to ask why, an initial response could be that it is a British custom and not an Irish one.

On Poppy Burning

Nick Harkaway | Posted 12.11.2012 | UK
Nick Harkaway

With true free speech has to come an understanding of when and when not to use it. But you can't legislate that. It must be voluntary - especially in a world where a whisper can reach a million people in an eyeblink.

Arrested For 'Burning A Poppy'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.11.2012 | UK

A man has been arrested for posting an image of a burning poppy on Facebook. Kent Police said in a statement that the man, from Aylesham, was detai...

Felicity A Morse

Remembrance Day 'Risks Glossing Over The Horrors Of War'

HuffingtonPost.com | Felicity A Morse | Posted 11.11.2012 | UK

Remembrance Day risks becoming a divisive issue which "sugars over the horrors of war", an author and former BBC reporter has claimed. Ted Harrison...

Wearing a Poppy

James Field | Posted 07.01.2013 | UK Style
James Field

The use of the poppy was inspired by the World War I poem 'In Flanders Fields'. It refers to the many poppies that were the first flowers to grow in the churned-up earth of soldiers' graves in Flanders, a region of Europe that overlies parts of Belgium, France, and the Netherlands.