Red Paint To Be Sprayed On White Poppies Worn At Remembrance Day Events
As today marks the 100th anniversary of the end of WW1, our morale agents have been made aware of the fact that some people are choosing to wear a white poppy instead of a red one at remembrance day events.
Whilst the choice to wear a poppy is, of course, down to the individual (regardless of the colour of the poppy), our morale agents will be attending remembrance day events up-and-down the country and anyone found to be wearing a white poppy at one of these events, will find that the white poppy will be sprayed with red paint.
Again, the Ministry of Morale is not against the wearing of poppies of any colour, but feel that wearing a white poppy on such an important day is taking the pee a little bit.
Of course, the Ministry of Morale would support a national day where wearing the white poppy is encouraged, because, lets face it, we all want peace, but wearing a white poppy on remembrance Sunday is a bit naff.
Our Chief Morale Officer said:
“We want to ensure that the memories of the brave men and women who were sent off to fight and who never made it home are honoured and remembered.
“The Ministry of Morale is yet to be told what the white poppy is all about (and where the money goes from the sales of white poppies) and we fell that the white poppy detracts people minds away from remembering the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice.
“We would therefore urge people to have a bit of respect and refrain from wearing the white poppy at remembrance day events which are being held today around the country.
“white poppies spread a good message about peace in general, but can’t we just agree to wear a white poppy on the other 364 days of the year?”.
The Ministry of Morale is committed to try and increase the morale of all citizens both inside and outside of the public sector, from all over the world.
If you have experienced a sudden and unexpected drop in morale, for whatever reason, and you would like to make us aware of what has happened, then you are encouraged to make a short video of the ‘morale failure’ and send it into us via our facebook page (see below).
The video might then be shared with the general public in order to bring awareness to the issue that has led to the morale failure.