Is Wearing the Poppy a Political Statement?

poppy.jpgRobert Fisk is the Middle East war correspondent for The Independent newspaper. In a recent article, "Do those who flaunt the poppy on their lapels know that they mock the war dead?" he makes the argument that too many in the UK are wearing the poppy as a mere fashion statement. And in his interview on Q, Robert Fisk says that wearing the poppy suggests that we support war.

But what do you think? Is wearing the poppy in Canada today purely an act of remembrance or has it become a political statement? Have we lost our understanding of what it means to remember those who gave their lives for our country?

Comments are closed.