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Britain’s TV Viewers On “Red Poppy” Watch — Hurrah, Hurrah.

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by Anura Guruge


From, of course, the U.K. ‘Daily Mail‘.
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I had to look up who this ‘Sienna Miller’ is.
American-born British actress.

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My Red Poppy collection — 2015.

Love it. As it should be. Nobody should be appearing in PUBLIC without a Red Poppy.

I blame the TV producers. They should have made sure she wore one — or told her she can’t appear on the show (irrespective of her American roots).

Oh, how I would LOVE to see American’s appearing on TV with Red Poppies. ‘The American Legion’ DOES have a ‘Legion Family Flower of Remembrance‘ program. They, i.e., American Legion, even used to sell a ‘Poppy Puppy. I know. I have one.

I have written to Obama twice asking him to wear a Red Poppy on Veteran’s Day.

The ‘Veterans of Foreign Wars’ (VFW) actually have a ‘Buddy Poppy‘ program. But you rarely see a Red Poppy, in November, in the U.S.

I no longer have ANY British poppies with the two green leaves. I only have Canadian poppies.

U.S. “Buddy” Poppy Puppy — that I bought on eBay.


I LOST My Canadian Poppy Last Night At The Alton Library! Sob. Sob.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Related posts:
1/ King George V’s ‘Great Silence’ proclamation … — July 9, 2013.
2/ Origins Of “Armistice Day” (a.k.a “Poppy Day”) — June 11, 2013.
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Please check dedicated ‘Red Poppy’ PAGE
above (↑↑) with tons of pictures and history.


Of course I have been wearing it, with pride and delight, when I was doing my two Comet ISON presentations: Laconia Monday night and Alton, Gilman Library, last night.

Monday night I even talked about it. One of the ladies in the audience had sold ‘Buddy Poppies‘ and was very familiar with the tradition. She told me a bunch of stuff I didn’t know.

I checked the pictures from last night. I am wearing it during the presentation.

When I got home it was gone. I checked the car. No luck. Tonight I went back to the library and checked the room. No luck. The librarian wasn’t there (and I have e-mailed her) and maybe she picked it up. Deanna is going to stop by in the morning. [We were out all day today.]

I am bummed. Yes, I still have another one. But, I don’t want to lose that! That is stored in a box.

Last night, I bought two poppy pins on e-bay, one from home (i.e., Britain). But, I won’t have them before 11/11.

We went to the local Legion HQ to see if they were selling Buddy Poppies. I couldn’t even get in. I guess they don’t let brown folks in. I don’t blame them.

I am really not that partial to the Buddy Poppy design with the ‘green’ in the middle. Love the Canadian, pressed flower, rigid, design with the black middle. I will try and see if I can order some online.

So …

Bummer.

U.S. VFW ‘Buddy Poppy’ Initiative — Part Of The U.S. ‘Red Poppy’ Tradition.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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.by Anura Guruge


Related posts:
1/ King George V’s ‘Great Silence’ proclamation … — July 9, 2013.
2/ Origins Of “Armistice Day” (a.k.a “Poppy Day”) — June 11, 2013.
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Please check dedicated ‘Red Poppy’ PAGE
above (↑↑) with tons of pictures and history.


Click Pictures to ENLARGE.

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Click here to access above page at vfw.org.

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Doris Day Holding Buddy Poppies