12 Comments

  1. Glenys

    I also have not bought one yet. When I see them I think about your situation. I’m still in two minds. I also feel like being a bit rebellious, as it seems people are scorned now if they don’t buy one/wear one. Think this was highlighted in the media last year. I wonder what happened to the widows’ white poppies? Haven’t heard about them for ages. Must Google them.

    Reply

    1. Veterans fought for our freedom and perhaps that includes the reason to not wear one. There are other service charities – will support those in future.

      Reply

  2. As soon as i saw your heading I knew what you were going to say and I don’t blame you at all. If I were in the UK I’d be thinking of you every time I saw a poppy seller. Shame on them.

    Reply

  3. I haven’t bought one either, I think your husband has been badly treated. I will give my money to other service charities.

    Reply

    1. Thanks for the support Louise. I don’t want to persuade anyone to not buy a poppy. I see that the poppy is a fundraiser and also about remembrance. I feel my husband has been treated appallingly and I am sure we will feel that little bit less emotional about it all when poppies are not so widespread after Remembrance Day.

      Reply

  4. I too think of you every time I see a poppy. When I went to Cardiff yesterday there were huge trees covered in them right outside the train station. It must drive you both mad!

    Reply

  5. Harder on my husband Lauren who for 7 years has been so involved in distributing poppies, collecting collection tins and events at this time of year. Another loss. Thanks for the support.

    Reply

  6. How sad that you and your husband have been so badly let down by the institution you’ve so fervently supported over these years. It must be heartbreaking. I hope that you manage to find your way out of what sounds like a very difficult situation.

    Reply
  7. iotamanhattan

    I’m sorry to read this. I did, actually, hear a piece on Radio Scotland about the British Legion. It just sounded as if there was no communication between HQ and local branches, and that there’d been a lot of bad management.

    I’m sorry.

    Reply

  8. As the daughter of an American DAV (Disabled Vet), I feel the same way. How can I support the stateside group that flat out refuses to support my father after he gave so much? It’s a sad situation all around – my heart goes out to you.

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

CommentLuv badge