From the BBC website: Armistice Day is not only facist and highly nationalistic, it is dangerous in the way it portrays war. "Wear your poppy with pride" Ducle et decorum est pro partria mori There is nothing sweet and glorious in dying for one's country. Portraying our "old boys" as heros does not only distort the image of war, it does incredibly unjustice to those who fought in it. WW1 was a terrrible mistake - let's not boost our self confidence by reminding ourselves how great we are. Miriam, London http://newsforums.bbc.co.uk/nol/thread.jspa?threadID=4701&&&edition=1&ttl=20061111160932 I know its a free country etc etc, but since when is any act of rememberance about glorifying war? For me its a time to reflect on all those who didnt make it back.