Purple poppies

Purple poppy wreath on Remembrance Sunday at EastbourneAmongst the usual red poppies and white poppies worn by Friends on Remembrance Sunday, a couple of us from our Meeting also wore purple poppies to commemorate animal victims of war.

Unfortunately we were not able to get permission this year to lay a white poppy wreath at the service on Remembrance Sunday. I heard from Ann Johnson of Eastbourne Meeting and of Quaker Concern for Animals that a group of them, with their purple poppy wreaths, have for the past four years been part of the official Remembrance day parade and service and have been warmly welcomed by the parade organisers. They also had the support of three organisations this year.

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