Tuesday, 9 November 2010

There are no words strong enough to describe how I feel about the news that a child was sent home from school for wearing  a poppy because it was not a part of the school uniform!  That's disgraceful and disgusting and whoever was responsible is beneath contempt.  I hope their son or daughter, brother or sister  never has need of respectful remembrance and that if they do, God forbid it, this person will have the courage to say "I'm sorry, I was wrong. "


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

That is disturbing to be sure. What is our world coming to? We celebrate Veterans Day here on the 11th of November and Poppies are sold and worn with pride.

daisymum7 said...

Hi Angie just wanted to thank you for commenting on my post earlier - it is nice to know I haven't been forgotten even though I have been so neglectful of you all.

I loved the post about the girl who goes past your window - let us know how it goes one day I bet she will be sitting in your kitchen eating toast and telling you about the other kids passing the window - she will be funny and gentle....
blowsy, unkempt types almost always are.

Jan said...

That is absolutely wrong ,what message is this sending out to the children of today instead,A poppy would be a good place to start with a history lesson ,recent history should be talk in schools ,and the children should be allowed to wear their poppies with pride ,I despair !...love Jan xx

StitchinByTheLake said...

This reminds me of the story I heard about a young person thinking a $2 bill was counterfeit because he didn't think there were such things. I'm sure whoever did that didn't realize...at least I hope that. blessings, marlene

joolzmac said...

Truly disgraceful! I'll be wearing my poppy tomorrow, the 11th!

Cheers - Joolz

Keetha Denise Broyles said...

when I hear things like that that happen in some schools, I just shake my head in disbelief!

A few years ago when "sexual harassment" was a new concept and rightly being swiftly and sternly dealt with, an ELEMENTARY school somewhere on the eastern seaboard of the US sent a FIRST GRADER home because he kissed a little girl on the playground.


Rita said...

I am completely baffled;here in Canada the Poppy is part of everyone's uniform. We all wear a poppy from the end of October. I hope whoever was responsible for this has to answer for her/his actions. What is this world coming to?
We were travelling last week in The USA and everyone was surprised to see us wearing a Poppy.
I always thought this was global and international.

ADB said...

No, that is taking it too far. Gives the wrong message and all.

Jasper said...

I apologise for the profanity, but IN THE NAME OF ALL THAT IS HOLY - what is WRONG with people?! I mean seriously. This story passed me by - but (in case you hadn't guessed) this story makes my blood BOIL. We will never, EVER, be able to repay the debt we owe to those who fought and suffered so that we could live in freedom. Wearing a Poppy is a small gesture - but it means so much. How DARE anyone censor it?!? A little under 39 MILLION (mostly young) men were killed or wounded in WWI. My Grampy was a front-line Medic in WWII and was with the unit that liberated Bergen Belsen concentration camp from the Nazis. He NEVER slept at night again, for the rest of his life, after what he had to see and do in that place. And some jobsworth berates a nipper because they pinned a little paper Poppy to their sweater? No words - no words, Angie. EVEN Jasper is livid about this. Lest we forget:

In Flanders Fields
by John McCrae, May 1915

"In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields."

Apologies for the rant. Had to get it out of my system. God rest the Fallen and the Walking Haunted.

Ben said...

That really is wrong. I never miss a chance to buy a poppy and display them proudly. It's something my father, a World War II veteran, taught me to do. Children need to be guided.


Cathy said...

Hello Angie
I came over from Daisymum's place - I like the sound of your blog so will have a look around some time.
My kitchen is at the back so I get to look at the backgarden while I'm washing up (dishwasher free here also) but my sitting room is in the front (with big windows) and theres nothing better on a lazy morning to watch the world go by.
Shame about the girl and the poppy Take care

Marie said...

I had not heard this, but you are right, totally disgusting. What on earth have we come to . . .

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