Poppies and colours

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Leading up to Remembrance Day,  social media has been aflutter with images and discussions on the appropriate shade of flora for our national day of remembrance.

I wear the red poppy for my family members who have served and continue to serve. I wear it for the family of my friends who have served and continue to serve. I wear it for the strangers who have served and continue to serve, and their families.

I don’t wear it for a political party or to support a foreign policy.

I don’t wear it for a government or

a premier or a prime minister, or any politician.

I don’t wear it in support of any particular war or conflict.

I wear the red poppy and encourage people to respect those who choose to wear the white, because I believe that those who have served have helped create a country where we can do so freely and without fear of retribution for our opinions.

I understand and respect people who choose to wear white.

We all wear poppies, red or white, to support the freedoms we have right now.

 

Greg Knott

St. John’s

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