By Jason Menard
I wear a red poppy because at this time of year the symbol is not about me. It’s about those who have served and, in some cases, died fighting for this country.
The red poppy has become increasingly politicized over the years. There are those who choose to wear a white poppy to show their opposition to any armed conflict. The white poppy is used as an alternative emblem to show one’s preference for peace.
I respect that. And I share those ideals and beliefs, as I am staunchly anti-gun and see little need for war.
But I will always wear the red poppy. Continue reading