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Peace poppies in the peace garden

A remembrance event for all the victims of wars will be held in the Peace Garden at Alexandra Park with readings, songs and the laying of a wreath of white poppies at the war memorial. As an alternative to the red poppy, writes HOT’s Zelly Restorick, the white poppy represents a challenge to the systems that tell us that making war is an inevitable part of our lives. 

White Poppies for Peace first appeared in 1933 on Armistice Day, ‘presenting an alternative view of security and how to achieve it without violence’. Fears were rising that plans for another world war were developing, one that would be far worse than the previous one. It became a symbol of ‘our inability to settle conflicts without resorting to killing, but more importantly of hope and commitment to work for a world where conflicts would be resolved without violence and with justice’ [Peace Pledge Union]. The white poppy was an expression of the concern especially felt by women – the mothers, sisters, daughters, wives, lovers and friends – of those killed and injured in World War I.

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White Poppies 2013Remembrance Event, Saturday 9 November 2013 at 3 p.m.

Remembrance Event, Saturday 9 November 2013 at 3 p.m.

Peace Garden, Alexandra Park, Hastings. The Peace Garden is in the park on the north side of Dordrecht Road, past the tennis courts, between the rose garden and the formal flower beds. For more information, call 07895830125

White peace poppies are available from the Peace Pledge Union or locally from David Barry
Email : davidthepenman@aol.com
Tel : 01424 720840 or 07958 613048
Details of the Peace Pledge Union, the oldest secular pacifist organisation in Britain, campaigning for a warless world since 1934 here.
Hastings Against War website here.
Information about White Poppies here.

Posted 15:18 Sunday, Oct 20, 2013 In: Campaigns


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