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flo's avatar

Which group of people don't wear the poppy, around Rememberance Day? See detail.

Asked by flo (12657points) 1 month ago

Other than according to Don Cherry, immigrants:
https://nationalpost.com/news/canada/don-cherry-fired
”“You people … you love our way of life, you love our milk and honey, at least you can pay a couple bucks for a poppy or something like that,” Cherry said Saturday night on the popular “Coach’s Corner” segment. “These guys paid for your way of life that you enjoy in Canada, these guys paid the biggest price.”

Does not wearing the poppy mean anything in particular? If it does mean what Don Cherry says it means, what else means one is not grateful/patriotic?

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janbb's avatar

It sounds like a very xenophobic and bigoted remark. It seems to be directed at newish immigrants who may not even be aware of the custom. Surely coming to live in a free country means you can not wear a poppy without it meaning anything.

flo's avatar

Most younger, the native ones (I don’t mean indigenous) don’t wear the poppy.

janbb's avatar

@flo I suspect it doesn’t have the meaning to many young ones that it did to their elders. It’s not a custom in the USA at all although I know it is in the UK as well as Canada.

flo's avatar

And some people pay/donate for the poppy but just don’t take it. Some people don’t feel the need to declare things.

flo's avatar

… And some people (old and young and other group) think it’s war mongering to wear red poppies, they wear the white ones.

ucme's avatar

No one is required to wear a poppy, It’s a personal choice & no one should be made to feel bad for declining the custom.

Just as a side note, poppies are meant to be worn with the leaf at the 11 o’clock position, to mark the time of armistice.
Again, free choice though.

flo's avatar

Of course it’s free choice but he is saying that you should choose that, or else you’re not a good citizen, or something.

ucme's avatar

He has a tiny penis & the personality of an amoeba.

Inspired_2write's avatar

Purchasing a Poppy keeps the Legion running to keep those who died for our Freedom in our memory for Prosperity.
Not everyone has money .
Homeless people don’t buy because they don’t have Money to spend.
Now children are taught about it and now they collect and do other things in memory of the Fallen.
Many people from all walks f life and from different countries purchase poppies in remembrance of family members who fought in wars around the world.
Others don’t and that is why the war was fought…for freedom to decide .

stanleybmanly's avatar

What it really means is that there are people alive today who know not the significance of the poppy nor remembrance day armistice day veteran’s day, none of it!

zenvelo's avatar

The poppy is a rememberance of World War l. Wearing it a hundred and one years later ignores those who died in successive wars like WWll, Korea, Vietnam.

WWl was the slaughter of working people by governments of 19th century nobility and colonialists. It had nothing to do with preserving democracy or freeing people from oppression.

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