LETTER: Wear a white poppy

A reader suggests a poppy to remember victims of war.

White poppies can be worn to remember the victims of war

White poppies can be worn to remember the victims of war

In 1934, a group of mothers in England joined together to make a pledge for peace.

The result was the White Poppy Campaign. Eighty-two years later, white poppies for peace are still worn in Canada, New Zealand and the UK in advance of Remembrance Day.

November 11 is Remembrance Day in Canada, and many people wear red poppies to remember veterans and those that died in wars. The white poppy, a small cloth pin to wear on a coat or jacket, is to commemorate all victims of all wars, to call for dialogue and to work towards a culture of peace.

The local sponsor is KAIROS, an interfaith organization that works for peace and justice in Canada and the world. On this Remembrance Day, consider wearing a white poppy.

Sandra Hartline

Nelson