Herefordshire to fall silent for historic Armistice events

Herefordshire to fall silent for historic Armistice events

Remembrance Day 2018: How the end of the First World War will be honoured 100 years on

A record number of commemorative white poppies have been sold before Remembrance Day this year despite the controversy around their use.

The Peace Pledge Union, founded in 1934, says that the poppies represent remembrance, a commitment to peace and a challenge to attempts to glamorise or celebrate war.

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It also says that it sells them to commemorate those of all nationalities who have died in war, rather than only those from Britain and the Commonwealth like red poppies do. Some 119,555 white poppies have been sold so far in 2018, beating the previous record of 110,000 sold in 2015.

The Royal British Legion was formed in 1921 and started selling red poppies that year. Their use as a symbol of remembrance for those who died…

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