It seems compulsory for every TV presenter to wear a poppy now but should there be any pressure to salute the fallen?
It is up to the individual. I lived through the Second World War and wear a poppy out of respect for those who gave their lives fighting for us but, for many younger people, these wars are now just history.
Liz Kelly, Glasgow
Some people have what they believe are justifiable reasons for not wearing a poppy, and they have the right to their opinion. I don’t agree with the likes of the BBC insisting people wear one.
Judi Martin, Aberdeenshire
People who do not wear a poppy have no respect for those who fought and died for our country. People in the public eye should always wear a poppy. They should show respect.
Margaret Brown, Rutherglen
Was that not why so many fought and died in two world wars – so that people had the right to decide?
Bill Bell, Nottingham
Do those who don’t wear a poppy just want to be seen as different, or indifferent? If so, they have a callous disregard for the feelings of others.
Elizabeth O’Regan, Lincoln
The public don’t want those in high positions wearing a poppy if they don’t mean it.
Jean-Claude Huntzinger, Lochgelly
Show respect for those who fought and the many who perished to save our country from evil Hitler.
Graham D’Arcy, Glasgow
Those who say they do not wear a poppy because they will not glorify war show they do not understand what the poppy actually stands for.
Lorna Smith, North Yorkshire
I am fed up with TV personalities and politicians wearing poppies from the middle of October.
David Collins, Yorkshire
Oor Wullie wears his poppy