White poppies Remembrance Day

White poppies Remembrance Day

At 10:55 am yesterday, I stood up, plugged my phone into the speaker dock and listened to the National Remembrance Day Ceremony from Ottawa. The ceremony is exactly the same every year: The National Anthem, The Last Post, 2 minutes of silence, the lament, the Act of Remembrance, the Guns, the fly over. Let me be honest, I don’t “get” the white poppy movement. Truth be told, I find it a touch offensive. But, I can respect someone’s right to chose to wear one, but for this: I was …

White Poppies Movement

White Poppies Movement

A peace organization in Prince Edward Island has started distributing white poppies for Remembrance Day - a move the Royal Canadian Legion says denigrates the memorial holiday. White poppies first appeared in 1932 in the U.K., as part of a movement launched by the Co-operative Women s Guild. Their aim is to support a pacifist approach to Remembrance Day. According to the Peace Pledge Union, an organization that makes white poppies in the U.K.: The White Poppy symbolizes the belief …

White poppies peace movement

White poppies peace movement

In the run up to Remembrance Sunday in Britain each November the socially symbolic power of the flower is widely evident. It’s an issue I write about historically in my 2011 book which has a chapter on flowers, gardens and the peace movement (specifically, the white poppy, the Peace rose, and the peace garden movement). I saw a friend the other day wearing both the red poppy of the Royal British Legion and the white poppy of the Peace Pledge Union in a lapel—the dialogue or opposition …

Where are white poppies Sold?

Where are white poppies Sold?

By Nancy Medina 12X12 Palette Knife/Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas Against the Sky White Poppies is the newest daily painting in Flower Mound Studio, and painting number 7 in the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge brainstormed, created and led by the talented Leslie Saeta. It s been a super busy day, I finished up a big ole (that s a technical term) container garden painting, packed up a few boxes to ship to Tennessee for my upcoming workshop, and managed to obey the Studio Director …

White poppies Images

White poppies Images

I think I missed the best time for taking photos of this field, the wind had knocked a fair few of the delicate poppy petals off during the day. Several ( secret ( opps sorry guys for blowing the locations! Guess its hard to hide a field of red or white flowers .)) sites in Hampshire ( England ) where chosen for this small scale experiment. The poppies have been grown to only allow morphine rather than heroin production, I think this is to prevent any drug / oil based reasons …

White poppies Growing in Texas

White poppies Growing in Texas

(WARNING! An extremely long and nostalgic post lies ahead. If you don’t want to hear why poppies, and the British, really matter to this veteran then skip ahead to the growing section) I am very proud to be a veteran of the United States Air Force (Air Intelligence Agency). The Air Force paid for my education and taught me the skills that I still use to make a living today. It also taught me that duty, honor and country are a whole lot more than just three words. In short, the …

White Poppies and Other Stories

White Poppies and Other Stories

Re: “White poppy ceremony marks civilian war dead, ” Nov. 6. I will be wearing both white and red poppies on Remembrance Day. The red poppy is to honour the forces that fought against fascism. The white poppy is to remember the civilians who perished in all wars, including my mother’s family in Poland as a result of the Holocaust. I have worked all my adult life for peaceful, non-confrontational methods to solve differences and will be attending the alternative vigil at the Spanish …