This week, we remember those who fell in service of their country. What we’re not doing is glorifying their commanders who sent them to die, or the politicians who signed the orders. We’re not simply remembering British soldiers – we’re remembering all soldiers, regardless of which side they fought for. Remembrance Day and Remembrance Sunday were inaugurated to ensure those politicians who began the Great War never forget the suffering they caused.
So wear a white poppy if you must, but don’t brand me a warmonger if I wear my red poppy. I’m not crazy about war, but I know a casus belli when I see one, which makes Remembrance all the more important.