Please give us an environmentally friendly poppy.
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This impacts our environment I know in a small way but it is a start and I hope that if this practice goes green then others will follow. And I believe that even a small impact means some impact and that is important for our children and grandchildren. And having my birthday on Remembrance day and being involved with the military and having family ties with the military I just have a passion for the poppy and don't believe it of all things should be contributing to polluting our planet as it is a symbol of fighting for our rights and our freedoms. And freedom from a poisoned planet of plastic should be one of those things. This I feel is my little part of fighting for the planet. I made the little 'Peace Blanket' pictured as part of my protest also. As I side note I want to mention that in 2014 the Legion expected to distribute 20 MILLION POPPIES. Now if even a tenth of those end up on landfills that is a travesty. And I'll bet that is a very conservative estimate. Also, I greatly support the No Stone Left Alone Foundation. However, I would love to see real poppies left at the gravesites. That's what greenhouses are for! I would also like to address the comment that the legion made in a recent newspaper article that they have a trademark on the poppy and that aboriginal groups should not be selling the beaded ones. Well this is hog wash and I have already contacted the group from the article about purchasing one. I was appalled. The group even defended the Legion and said their poppy should not replace the traditional one. Traditional? I would argue the beaded one is far more traditional and there is another reason for them! It is to honour Metis and Aborigine soldiers thanks! Sorry Legion but you really shot yourself in the foot on this one!
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