Where’s leaf on poppy symbol?
Wonderful meaningful representations of our lost heroes during these past few days around Remembrance Sunday.
But what happened about ‘the leaf’?
The beautiful poppy symbolises the lost blood of the servicemen who made the ultimate sacrifice for us all, but it is comforting to see the green leaf too.
The poppy, with a leaf, should be worn so that the leaf points to the 11th minute, of the 11th hour (on the 11th day, of the 11th month).
But the green of the leaf gives some comfort too. Green is for ‘go’ — and ‘newness’ and ‘growth’ — like in spring.
This would seem to add hope to the tragedy.
So why no leaf on the New Zealand Remembrance Poppy? MARGARET LOVELL