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Don’t put away the poppy 

Dear Kyle Shaw,

I think the white poppy is a great idea. Promoting peace is important any time of year, but especially now. Yet I strongly dissagree with the statement that the red poppy "glorifies war." The plea of veterans that their service not be in vain is because their actions did serve a valuable purpose. I am morally against any unnecessary violence, but as the daughter of a Dutch immigrant of Jewish decent, I know how important their actions were. My family suffered greatly and were lucky to survive the Nazi occupation. Had it not been for Canadian soldiers I would not be here to write this. November is our time as a nation to remember, give thanks and instill in future generations an understanding of the brutality and uselessness of war. Lest we forget.

By Veronica Post

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