Wear your poppies with pride

RECENT comments on Remembrance Day and the wearing of poppies have brought mixed feelings throughout the country.

RECENT comments on Remembrance Day and the wearing of poppies have brought mixed feelings throughout the country.

We all have our own views on the matter on why keep mentioning the past and present conflicts, which some say should be forgotten.

However, it was nice yesterday to have seen Dame Vera Lynn, the forces' sweetheart of the Second World War, launch this year's annual Poppy Appeal and urge us all to support the troops who have been injured and killed in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The Royal British Legion needs your help and stresses that behind each poppy worn, are stories of heroism and loss.


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Today's young men are no different from those who served in World War Two and other past wars.

Second World War veterans - now in our late 80s - remember comrades who never returned. I still see faces of young friends who died out East, even though we managed to escape from Jap-invaded Burma in the spring of 1942.

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The British Legion helped then, and continues to do so, so this coming Remembrance Day, as parades take place, wear your poppies with pride,

GLYN EDWARDS

Uphill Park Homes

Uphill

Weston

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