Remembrance

Death, Glory and Honour: What Place Religion in Public Remembrance?

Paul Beaumont | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK
Paul Beaumont

In what sense could God have been glorified as a result of the First World War? Was he on the side of the British and her allies? Is that why we won, and is that what glorified him? Didn't the Germans pray to the same God?

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...

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.

Remembrance Begins at Home

Max Wind-Cowie | Posted 23.03.2013 | UK Politics
Max Wind-Cowie

Those who die in conflict for our armed services do so - whether we agree with the particular cause at that particular time or not - in our name and on our behalf. Their deaths are sacrificial.

Look to the Future But Never Forget to Remember the Past

Ana Tzarev | Posted 12.01.2013 | Home
Ana Tzarev

This month, Europe remembers its fallen soldiers lost during a century and a half of terrible conflict. Not long ago, the millions who watched the remembrance ceremony at the Cenotaph in London saw for the last time veterans of the First World War, their numbers dwindling and faces receding into history

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.

At Which Point Does All This Titanic Stuff Get, Well, Icky?

Sarah Bridge | Posted 12.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Bridge

I can't be the only one who thinks that there are ways to mark such as tragedy as the Titanic and a menu consisting of the dishes eaten by people who were about to die, or lose loved ones, is not the way to do it.

Metal Theft At War Memorials And On Railways - Is Enough Being Done?

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress | Posted 06.01.2012 | UK Politics

As figures showing the number of rail delays due to metal theft has risen sharply, we find the government's strategy for curbing the illegal market in...

Poppy Pride or Poppy Fascism?

Mike Ion | Posted 14.12.2011 | UK
Mike Ion

So I will be wearing my poppy this November. Out of some misguided sense of jingoistic pride? No. Out of respect and gratitude? Yes. Why? Because the act of remembrance and the wearing of a poppy is a very small price to pay.

Unremembered Afghanistan

Tom Stevenson | Posted 07.11.2011 | UK
Tom Stevenson

In a small park just outside the sleepy Wiltshire town of Wootton Bassett, there are 35,000 wooden crosses planted in neat lines. Each has a red poppy pinned to its centre; many have photos of the smiling faces of deceased British soldiers clipped to them by loved ones.