Remembrance Sunday is coming up, a time for us all to remember and be grateful for the sacrifices made on our behalf.
Each year I wear a poppy, brought from The British Legion. I usually purchase a paper one and an enamel one. I always end up losing the paper ones and end up replacing them quite often. A small outlay which I am happy to make.
Thats MY choice.
I don't think companies should ban people from wearing poppies (Yeah I'm looking at you Poundland) But at the same time I don't think that people should be villified for NOT wearing one.
There are a lot of people out there who sit in front of the TV waiting for people to appear without a poppy so they can hold them up to be burnt at the stake.
They rub their hands in glee if they catch a commentator on Match Of The Day or a newsreader sans Poppy. It makes the news, the front page of the tabloids and various internet trolls howl loudly about how they might as well just piss on the Cenotaph with the amount of disrespect they are showing.
I don't know about you but in my opinion wearing a Poppy shouldn't be something forced upon people.
Surely that isn't what out relatives fought for?
No-one should be shamed into wearing a Poppy or wear one out of duty or fear of reprisals from tabloid newspapers. (I'm looking at you Daily Mail)
People should wear them out of pride and so that we never forget. To show our love and support for those that fought or lost their lives.
Some people wear poppies on their jackets, some people have poppies in their hearts, it is like religion. You don't HAVE to wear a crucifix to believe in god and you don't HAVE to wear a poppy to show your respect for those who have laid down their lives.
I know that my grandfather wouldn't have wanted me to wear a poppy out of duty.
He would have wanted me to wear it out of choice.
Because isn't that part of what they fought for?
Let me know
Big Fashionista x x