I see the first few posts are appearing, as they do every year, saying that the wearing of poppies is the glorification of war. I don’t know whether this is from ignorance, or just plain malevolence and trouble stirring. There is no once for all solution to this problem, but for me John McRae’s poem gives you are far better idea of what it is all about. Some years ago we visited the dressing station where he worked in WW1 and also his grave, so he remains there with his friends and the poppies.
THE EUROPEAN FLAG
THE EUROPEAN UNION
Where is it ?
A reminder from John Ruskin, . . .
“There is no wealth but life. Life, including all its powers of love, of joy, and of admiration. That country is the richest which nourishes the greatest numbers of noble and happy human beings; that man is richest, who, having perfected the functions of his own life to the utmost, has also the widest helpful influence, both personal, and by means of his possessions, over the lives of others.”
From “Unto this Last”, 1860.