Do what you want, but for me its the 11th at 11:00. Thats the important time for me. I just marvel at the ever increasing number of imbeciles who clearly have no idea why people stop, brace up and reflect in quiet contemplation.
I've seen the 2nd November (All Souls' Day) mentioned on here and on other sites. I've also seen 1st November mentioned as the day to start wearing the poppy.
I'm not sure about when to take them off, because I always wear one on Remembrance Sunday which is the second Sunday in November. Next year, it will fall on Sunday 14 November. This suggests that Poppies could be worn after November 11th and taken down after the Remembrance Service.
I wear mine until the end of the ceremony and then along with everyone else I stick it into the grass laid there as a bit of 'Flanders Fields'. I have two poppies for this, one for Sunday 8th and one for Wednesday 11th.
Then I revert to wearing the small enamel poppy badge for the rest of the year - except for the first Sunday in January when we have a small remembrance service for six Canadian airmen who crashed their Wellington Bomber into a hillside near here in 1944. I have a poppy and a poppy cross saved especially for that.
Yes,The poppy should be worn until the end of Remembrance Sunday or the 11th - Whichever is the latest.
Of course, if you have a twelve year old Mondeo with a poppy on the grill it shall be there until the end of days!!
Just been discussing with the lads in the office - has anyone else noticed an increase in 'Remembrance snobbery' at the moment?; 'You're sh1t 'cos you don't wear your poppy for long enough'; 'How dare they laugh/joke/smile on remembrance day' or 'I remember better more than you 'cos I fall all my civvy workmates in, beast 'em around the forecourt and stand for 3 hours etc etc etc'. Even to the point of some cnut trying to tell me the correct position of the veterans badge in relation to the poppy!
To me, Remembrance is a very personal issue and while I will scrub up the medals, get suited and booted and join the throng on Sunday (...and have a sesh afterwards), and stand for the silence on the 11th, the increasing number of 'Remembro-philes' is seriously beginning to piss me right off...
Just been discussing with the lads in the office - has anyone else noticed an increase in 'Remembrance snobbery' at the moment?; 'You're sh1t 'cos you don't wear your poppy for long enough'; (snipped a bit) Even to the point of some cnut trying to tell me the correct position of the veterans badge in relation to the poppy!