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remembrance & white poppies

Conscientious Objectors memorial stone inscription in Tavistock Square

On Friday 15th May people around the world will pause to remember all those who have refused to bear arms and participate in war.

Children bombed out of their homes in the London Blitz, 1940

People with memories of World War Two are expressing fear over plans in some areas to sound air raid sirens at events to mark VE Day 75.

Dresden after the bombing of February 1945

The PPU has said that the 75th anniversary of VE Day is an occasion for remembering victims of war and learning from the past.

Dresden after the bombing in 1945

The Peace Pledge Union has challenged ministers' failure to comment on the 75th anniversary of the RAF's mass killing of civilians.

White poppy wreath in Exeter

Hundreds of white poppy wearers have attended ceremonies to remember all victims of war and to commit themselves to peace.

Carla Denyer wearing a white poppy and a red poppy together

General election candidates from several parties have been attacked in parts of the media for wearing white poppies.

White poppies

Veterans who wear white poppies have urged the Minister for Veterans to apologise for encouraging people to "ignore" white poppy wearers. 

White poppy and red poppy together

The Royal British Legion is to prevent civilian members of organisations such as St John Ambulance from joining their Cenotaph parade. 

White poppy attached to a jacket

The landlord of a pub in Bristol has said that customers who do not wear a red poppy will be refused service on Remembrance Sunday. 

White poppy wreaths

White poppy wearers will hold alternative Remembrance events to remember all victims of war and to commit themselves to peace.

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