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Let's all respect poppy opinions

The launch of the annual poppy appeal will, no doubt, prompt the usual "wear it/don't wear it" debates about who should be wearing, or not wearing a poppy.

If you don't feel you can support the appeal, then fine. Likewise, if you wear the poppy, don't expect those who don't, to do so just to please you.

What value is there in someone wearing a poppy just to salve someone else's opinion?

Those being remembered made their sacrifice so we can choose to wear, or not wear, a poppy.

Surely it is better to know that, whoever chooses to wear a poppy, does it out of respect for the sacrifice others have given?

Is it too much to hope that we can all be spared a month of argument and recrimination?

RAYMOND HUGHES

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