SIR - I respect Brian Holmans' opinion (T&A, November 17), but mine is that Remembrance Day be scrapped, along with every war-glorifying march past, fly past and church service.

The whole idea is to ensure the next generation is primed for action in the next rich man's war. The rich and powerful start them, the poor and weak fight them.

Just tell them its for their country or their God, and off they'll go.

Let's replace them with that glorious day in World War I when German and British troops lay down their weapons of destruction, sung carols, shook hands, hugged and played football.

Now that is worth remembering. We could all wear a smile instead of a poppy.

Eric Firth, Wellington Street, Wilsden