Greater Respect for the Fallen Soldiers of World War 1

Greater Respect for the Fallen Soldiers of World War 1

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Tom Spear started this petition to British government

Before you read this, I would like to publicly say I have no criticisms or hate of the LGBT community or what they stand for, however I feel like something needs to be said about the movement to try and Hijack the symbol of rememberence for their own gain.

For over a century, the Red Poppy has been a symbol of the many brave men that fought and were tragically killed in WW1. However, recently there has been a trend in the “Rainbow Poppy” which takes this symbol and twists it to have a different meaning. The Rainbow Poppy supposedly is a way of remembering to be thankful for the change in attitudes to the LGBT community since the time of WW1. Although this is extremely important, the use of the poppy as it’s symbol detracts from it’s original meaning of respect and rememberance to the fallen. The LGBT community has many events such as Pride Month which consists of parades throughout major cities. These events raise awareness of the prejudice and discrimination suffered by the community for centuries. They are extremely important, just as the poppy is the extremely important and universally acknowledged symbol of those who died at war. We should be extremely proud of these men and therefore we must not draw away from the true meaning of the poppy or the 11th of November by trying to twist it to fit our own opinions on what we should remember.

Therefore this petition is mainly directed to remove the "rainbow poppy" trend going around at the moment as it defeats the purpose of rememberence to the fallen of World War One.

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