The rainbow poppy? No, thanks. I'll wear the red one to remember EVERYONE who gave their lives (Op-Ed)
As the UK approaches Remembrance Sunday and the country prepares to commemorate the sacrifices of those who died in war, an aspect of the broader culture war has intruded.
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When visitors to the battlefields of Flanders in 1919 and 1920 and saw that the place where so many soldiers had died was red with poppy flowers, it became adopted as a symbol of those who died in military service. By 1921 the red poppy has become an off…