We laid a wreath of white poppies for peace at the Devizes war memorial on Remembrance Sunday 12 November at 3.00pm and stood in silence for a few minutes before laying the wreath.
White poppies were introduced in 1933 by The Women's Co-operative Guild concerned that another war was about to start.
They wanted : 1. to challenge the drive to war
2. to represent the long lasting effects of war on those of all sides; whether they be a loved one who has died or been injured or those who
are suffering now from conflicts around the world.
3. a symbol of remembrance
4. a commitment to the belief that armed conflict should not be used as a means of resolving disputes.
They believed, as we do, that it is possible to resolve conflicts without violence,