I remember the dead because they deserve to be remembered. Beyond remembering the past, I strive to manifest qualities of love and fellowship in the present, and to live my life in such a way as to promote peace, concord and unity among the peoples of the earth. I wear a poppy today for reverence and respect, and to express my belief that peace – a peace that transcends the simple abolition of war – is not only possible, but is an inevitable part of the process of humanity’s coming of age.
We cherish the hope that through the earnest endeavours of such as are the exponents of the power of God–exalted be His glory–the weapons of war throughout the world may be converted into instruments of reconstruction and that strife and conflict may be removed from the midst of men. (Bahá’u’lláh, Glad-Tidings, No.5)