Henley Poppy Appeal organiser
THE First World War was supposed to end all wars but there has been only one year since when British people did not die on active service.
Many have been injured physically or mentally.
Young people injured this year may need care for the rest of their lives.
The Royal British Legion spends a staggering £1.6million per week supporting the armed forces past and present and their families.
The poppy symbolises respect and gratitude. Just as poppies grew in the devastated landscapes of the Western Front, I like to see it as a sign that beauty may prevail.