White Poppies event for Peace and Remembrance

SADDLEWORTH Peace Group will lay a wreath of white poppies at the foot of the Peace Pole in St Chad’s gardens, Uppermill (outside Uppermill library) on Saturday, November 9.

The event will take place at 11am and all are welcome to come along.

White poppies have been worn for more than 80 years, alone or alongside red poppies. The Peace Pledge Union, which distributes them, says there are three elements to their meaning: remembrance for all victims of war; a commitment to peace; and a challenge to attempts to glamorise or celebrate war.

The Uppermill event will seek to remember all those killed in war, all those wounded in body or mind, the millions who have been made sick or homeless by war and the families and communities torn apart. The group also remembers those killed or imprisoned for refusing to fight and for resisting war.

White poppies are available at the event or in advance from Saddleworth Peace by emailing saddleworthpg@yahoo.co.uk

Saddleworth Peace Group is a local secular group which aims to promote and support peace at community and global level.

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