As our minutes of silence begin at 11 a.m., my eyes fill with tears. I am grateful to those who fought and fight for our freedom, and appalled at our nature that so much fighting occurs. So many deaths, entire generations decimated for a bit of border shifting and a load of profits for a very few.
As for the whinging about red versus white poppies... does anyone really have time for this? The poppy is a symbol of remembering and honouring the fallen. 'Nuff said.